- Pratt & Whitney FT8
Pratt & Whitney FT8
The FT8 gas turbine series is a derivative of Pratt & Whitney’s JT8D aircraft engine, one of the most successful flight engines in aviation history.
The Pratt & Whitney 27MW FT8 gas turbine leverages the extensive experience of the JT8D whilst incorporating updated technologies to produce power with low emissions, high base-load and part-load efficiency.
The electric generating installations using the FT8 gas turbines are further designed with noise reduction equipment which ensures quiet operation.
This technology has been in production since 1991 and is in operation at more than 100 customer sites around the world. Characterized by a compact and modular design, the FT8 engine currently has fleet reliability levels greater than 99 percent.