Hispano-Suiza FADEC on first flight of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F

The April 27, 2004

The Mustang Citation business jet is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F engines. Rated at takeoff thrust of 1,350 pounds, the PW615F is fitted with a dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) made by Hispano-Suiza Canada. This computerized engine control is a state-of-the-art system reflecting Hispano-Suiza's technological expertise in this area. It facilitates aircraft handling and simplifies maintenance, while increasing engine efficiency and lowering the cost of operation. The Hispano-Suiza Canada FADEC offers built-in growth potential and is compatible with Pratt & Whitney Canada's new PW600 family of engines, covering the thrust range from 900 to 3,000 lb.

Hispano-Suiza Canada's plant, in Ontario, has about 120 employees. It is responsible for the design, production and support of FADEC units, as well as computers and electrical units integrated in landing and braking systems.

Equipment by the company is used on the PW&C PW610F, intended for the Eclipse Aviation Corporation Eclipse 500, and was also selected by the Canadian engine-maker to supply the FADEC for the Chinese Z8 helicopter's PT6-67 engine. Hispano-Suiza is currently developing the steering computer for the Falcon 7X.

Hispano-Suiza is a leading company for the design, manufacturing and support of engine control systems, electronic control equipment, accessory drives for engines and power transmission system for aircraft and helicopters. It provides comprehensive support solutions and also supplies and integrates hydro-mechanical units, electrical harnesses and sensors. Hispano-Suiza has its headquarters in Colombes, and facilities in Réau and Bezons, France and Peterborough, Canada. Hispano-Suiza is a wholly owned Snecma Company, a world's leading manufacturer of propulsion systems and equipment.

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