The PW617F1-E engine by United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) secured type certification from Transport Canada.

The modified PW617F1-E turbofan engine provides more thrust with superior hot-and-high performance for the entry level jet market segment.

The PW617F1-E engine powers the new Embraer's entry-level Phenom 100 EV launched in July.

"The PW600 is a benchmark in terms of fuel efficiency and operating economics."

An evolution of Embraer's Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV is set to deliver greater performance and operational capability while preserving its low operating and maintenance costs.

It is scheduled to enter the market in the first half of next year.

P&WC vice-president for marketing and business aviation Michael Perodeau said: "Our most compact and lightweight turbofan engine family, the PW600 is a benchmark in terms of fuel efficiency and operating economics.

"With 1,730lb of thrust, this modified version of our PW617F1-E engine will deliver more range and a faster time to climb for owner-operators, corporate flight departments and leading fractional providers."

Particularly designed for point-to-point travel in a new generation of entry-level jets, the PW600 innovative engine family offers high performance and is built with half the parts of a conventional turbofan, thereby making it easy and fast to maintain.

It comes with the latest technologies to offer fuel efficient power with low carbon emissions and is equipped with dual-channel full-authority digital engine control (FADEC), which translates into reduced pilot workload and engine monitoring with longer time on wing.

P&WC has delivered around 2,300 PW600 turbofans worldwide, which have accumulated nearly three million flight hours. Of those, around 700 engines have been delivered to Embraer to power its Phenom 100 jet.

Image: Pratt & Whitney Canada obtained type certification for its PW617F1-E engine. Photo: courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Canada.