Press Release: Spanish Government Chose Pratt Whitney Engines to Power 36 Airbus H135 Twin Engine Helicoptersby Press Release | March 10, 2022

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Pratt Whitney PW206B2 Engine to Power Airbus Light Twin Helicopter

Pratt Whitney's popular PW206B3 Engine has been chosen by the Spanish Government to power their 36 Airbus H135 Helicopter.

This large cross-agency acquisition (Navy, National Police, Airforce, and Guardia Civil) by the Spanish Government sees the deployment of the Airbus H135 Light Twin Helicopter kitted with the Pratt Whitney PW206B3 Engine.

This acquisition demonstrates the faith placed by the Spanish Government in the reliable, robust partnership offered by Airbus Helicopters and Pratt Whitney’s popular PW206B3 Engine.

“The PW206B3 is the third variant of the PW206B engine developed to power successive models of the H135 helicopter, one of the most popular light twin-engine helicopters on the market with more than 25 years of service in military and civilian applications,” said Nicolas Chabée, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Helicopters, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We are confident this helicopter and engine combination will serve the needs of the Spanish Military, Guardia Civil, and National Police forces for many years to come.”

The PW200 engine family offers a proven powerplant with exceptional performance and mission flexibility, low fuel consumption, lightweight, and compact architecture. With reliability levels that exceed industry standards, it remains the engine of choice for the helicopter industry and its enduring design allows for minimum maintenance, helping to trim operating costs.

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