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October 23, 2013

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower, Safran Microturbo to provide auxiliary power unit for Dassault’s Falcon 5X Business Jet

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower has been selected to provide its APS500[D] auxiliary power unit for the Falcon 5X business jet – Dassault Aviation’s largest, most powerful twin-engine jet to date.

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower, a United Technologies Corp. company, is partnering with Safran Microturbo for this project.  Microturbo is a Safran company.

Dassault unveiled the launch of the Falcon 5X jet Oct. 21 at the NBAA2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev.

The APS500[D] APU will provide the aircraft with electrical power for main engine starting and cabin air conditioning while on the ground.

“We are proud to supply our APU for this elite business jet,” said Eileen Drake, vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower. “The APS500[D] is a natural extension of our APUs developed for small regional aircraft and mid-sized business jets. It is a highly reliable and powerful APU, which will ensure enhanced cabin comfort for passengers and the crew.”

For the first time, the two partners will also provide Dassault Aviation with the APU installation kit (including the air inlet and the exhaust system with its noise attenuation device), which will provide an integrated solution for enhanced performance.

“The F5X is a very exciting aircraft. Microturbo actively contributes to this program with its experience and expertise in the field of power systems, and integration on the aircraft. We are delighted to be providing innovative technologies to deliver an optimized APU solution,” said Mr. Pierre-Yves Morvan, CEO of Microturbo.

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower has demonstrated product performance over a complete range of aircraft. The company has more than 6,000 commercial APUs in service – ranging from the smallest business and regional jets to the largest wide-body commercial airliners.

Safran Microturbo is a world-class supplier of equipment for a wide range of  civil and military aircraft and helicopters, including the Dassault Aviation Rafale, with proven reliability and performance of its power systems.

Dassault Aviation is a recognized leader in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, from the Rafale fighter to the Falcon range of high-end business jets.

It has delivered more than 8,000 military and civil aircraft to 83 countries over the past 60 years, and having logged nearly 28 million flight hours to date.




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