• The PW127XT engine series is the new standard for operating economics, maintenance, and sustainability for regional aircraft
  • Offers 40% extended time on wing and 20% lower maintenance costs
  • A further 3% improvement in fuel efficiency makes the regional turboprop even more sustainable. Regional turboprops currently boast up to 40 percent improvements in fuel efficiency compared regional jets for similar missions.

DUBAI. 15 November 2021. Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today its new regional turboprop PW127XT engine series, designed with the latest materials and technologies to deliver the next level of efficiency, time-on-wing and service. It celebrated with ATR, the launch of the PW127XT-M engine that is purpose-built to offer word-class reliability and increased value for ATR 42/72 aircraft.

“Since its inception, ATR has exclusively turned to Pratt & Whitney to power its fleet of regional aircraft,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We are pleased to launch this exciting new PW127XT-M engine with ATR. Optimized for the ATR 42/72 aircraft family, it will deliver a significant improvement in operating costs, extending the already impressive operating economics and sustainability of this regional turboprop.”

“We are truly excited about the launch of PW127XT-M engine and its possibilities, as India’s UDAN scheme and regional aviation growth accelerates,” said Ashmita Sethi, president & country head, Pratt & Whitney, India. “The efficient PW100/150 family of engines, which includes the PW127, already powers a vast majority of turboprops in the regional segment for our airline customers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and Alliance Air. In fact, the highly versatile and dependable PW127G engine will also soon power India Air Force’s C-295 transport aircraft as well.”

“Launched as ATR is celebrating its 40th anniversary, the PW127XT engine series builds upon the success of the PW127M engine. We have injected into this new PW127XT-M engine the knowledge gained from Pratt & Whitney’s continuous history of transformation and innovation and more than 2.5 billion hours of operational expertise to provide a step change in performance and customer service that helps regional airline customers achieve their business goals,” added Della Posta.

“Reducing cash operating costs and improving sustainability are the two leading priorities of our regional airline customers,” said Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Officer of ATR. “We have enjoyed an exceptional level of collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of the PW127XT-M engine and we’re delighted to offer a dynamic airframe and powerplant solution to customers around the world.”

Extended Time on Wing

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s proven ability to deliver world-class, dependable engines and new technology means that the PW127XT-M engine offers increased savings to customers. Specifically:

  • 40% extended time on wing by moving to the right the schedule for both engine overhaul intervals and hot section inspections from the PW127M.
  • 20% less maintenance costs; with only two scheduled engine events over 10 years*.

Enhanced Service Experience

“We have been serving the regional airline industry for more than 40 years,” explained Della Posta. “With this knowledge, we have developed a customized engine maintenance program for the PW127XT engine series, tailored for every environment, mission and experience level for ultimate peace of mind.” Through Pratt & Whitney Canada’s personalized Fleet Management Program (FMP) for the PW127XT engine series, customers can maximize the engine’s value by unlocking its full time-on-wing capability. As the engine manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney Canada can provide the optimum level of value and support. “The PW127XT engine series will benefit from new solutions within our industry-leading FMP for fleets of every size as well as innovative solutions for lessors, offering optimized solutions for absolutely every type of customer,” stated Della Posta. PW127XT engine series customers will also benefit from Pratt & Whitney Canada’s world-class customer support network, dedicated to keeping aircraft flying, anywhere in the world and at any time.


Regional turboprop engines consume up to 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 emissions compared to regional jet engines. Regional aircraft that are powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW100 turboprop engine families benefit from inherent propulsion efficiency as they burn less fuel, at optimum speed, over the flights they serve (up to 400 nm). The PW127XT-M engine builds on the economic and sustainability advantage of existing PW127M powered aircraft, with a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency. Like all Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, the PW127XT-M engines will be able to operate with sustainable aviation fuels.

*Hours based on typical mission lengths and 2,000 annual flying hours