July 4, 2012
Volvo Aero passes important milestone with delivery for new engine type
Volvo Aero has delivered its first components for the new PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft, scheduled to enter service in 2015. The components have been sent to Pratt & Whitney in the USA where they will be installed in the first engine to be tested this autumn. This is a major milestone that Volvo Aero has now passed. Most of the machining was performed in the multitask cell in Trollhättan with surface treatment, assembly and final machining then performed by colleagues in Newington. “This demonstrates that Trollhättan and Newington can work very well together,” says Project Manager Magnus Berglund who is well aware of the enormous pressure on Volvo Aero to deliver on time. “Therefore, this really is a prestigious delivery.” The engine manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney, will now assemble the components in a PW1100G-JM for its first tough engine test which the industry terms ‘FETT’ – First Engine To Test.