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series is a family of very small turbofan engines
developed by Pratt & Whitney Canada
for use in very light jets
. Designed with scalability in mind, the engines can produce between and of take-off thrust.
Design and development
First run of the thrust PW625F
demonstrator engine was on October 31, 2001. P&WC began work on the 900 lbf (4 kN) thrust PW610F
engine, destined for the Eclipse 500
, in 2002. The engine was certified by the Canadian authorities on the 27 July 2006. The first Eclipse 500 aircraft, powered by PW610F's, was delivered to a customer on 31 December 2006.
With a 14.5 inch (36.83 cm) diameter fan, the PW610F
is one of the smallest turbofans to enter production. Little is known about the engine cycle, although the bypass ratio
is believed to be about 1.83. Driven by a single-stage low pressure (LP) turbine, the single stage fan is an advanced snubberless design, with wide chord
blades integral with the rotor hub. The newly patented high pressure (HP) compressor comprises a diagonal (i.e. mixed) flow stage, supercharging a conventional centrifugal blower, the whole being driven by a single stage HP turbine. A reverse flow combustor and forced mixer/common... Read More