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Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G Engine Takes to the Skies

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight on April 30, launching the engine family’s flight test program. The PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

This initial PW1200G flight test program will validate performance, engine operability and in-flight starting.