Italy’s Leonardo has moved another step toward bringing its AW609 tiltrotor to market with the certification of the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada powerplant. The 2,000-shp PT6C-67A received Transport Canada certification on Sept. 12, and FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency certification was likely to follow soon, company officials said. The engine features a new compressor design and new material turbine blades, and has been certified to operate continuously in ...


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