Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW535E Engine, which will power the Embraer Phenom 300 light business jet, has received Transport Canada type certification.

The engine, belonging to the PW535 turbofan engine family, provides a maximum take-off thrust of 3,360lb and features full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) with advanced technologies for the turbine and compressor areas to produce increased thrust with improved fuel consumption.

The PW535E turbofan was selected by Embraer in May 2005 to power the Phenom 300.

P&WC Mississauga & turbofan programmes vice-president John Wyzykowski said that this is a remarkable milestone and comes 26 months after our first run of the PW535E engine.

“The Phenom 300 programme is progressing quickly towards aircraft certification and we are looking forward to continuing to work with Embraer to ensure first customer deliveries in the near future,” he said.