Gearing Up for Certification: PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Test Program Progressing Rapidly
Continuing its engine certification program, Pratt & Whitney has initiated certification icing testing for its PurePower PW1524G engine that will power the Bombardier* Cseries* aircraft family. The company anticipates completing engine certification by the end of 2012.
To date the PW1524G engine test program has run more than 1,200 hours of full engine testing – including more than 200 flight hours on its 747 flight test airplane. The PurePower PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet has completed more than 600 hours of full engine testing and is scheduled to begin its first flight test campaign in April. Certification testing for the PW1200G engine is scheduled to begin by the end of the second quarter. These first two PurePower engine applications have accumulated more than 1,800 hours and 4,800 cycles of full engine testing.
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