Williams International announced on June 6, 2016 that it was awarded the FAA Part 33 type certificate for its new FJ33-5A engine. State-of-the-art aerodynamics and structural enhancements, similar to those already developed and certificated on FJ44-3AP and FJ44-4A models, were implemented into the FJ33 frame size to give the new FJ33-5A more than 2,000 pounds of thrust, market-leading fuel economy, and thrust-to-weight ratio greater than 6:1. The FJ33-5A also incorporates additional sensor suite redundancy and proprietary software revisions to satisfy the unique needs of the single-engine jet market. The FJ33-5A has been chosen to power the Cirrus Vision and the Flaris LAR1.
“I want to thank the FAA for their strong support in achieving this milestone,” said Gregg Williams, Chairman, President & CEO of Williams International. “I am also very proud of our team for developing an engine that is making jet travel more affordable.”
The FJ33-5A joins a comprehensive product line of FJ33 and FJ44 engines that covers the thrust spectrum from 1,000 to 3,800 pounds thrust. All have rugged and efficient wide-sweep fans, health-monitoring FADEC controls, and low-emissions combustor technology.
While Williams engines are already recognized for their ruggedness and reliability, the FJ33-5A engine incorporates durability improvements gleaned from over 10 million hours of operation on the 5,000 FJ44 engines in service. Williams International’s world-class product support network has been favored by owners and operators over the past 18 years, due largely to Williams’ comprehensive Total Assurance Program (TAP Blue) that provides more value at lower cost than any competing engine maintenance program.
In the past, the cost to repair engine damage caused by hail or birds or lightning or man-made objects accidentally ingested has been borne by the owner or the owner’s insurance company; now these costs are covered under the TAP Blue engine maintenance program. And while the cost to incorporate mandatory service bulletins has always been covered by TAP, now even optional bulletins are covered under TAP Blue.
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