April 12, 2013
P&W PurePower engine for Airbus A320neo successfully completes ground test program
The first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft successfully completed ground testing at the company’s West Palm Beach, Fla., test facility. The engine completed over 120 hours of testing, validating overall engine operation and fuel efficiency. The engine will next undergo flight testing on the company’s experimental 747 airplane at the Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Quebec, Canada. Two additional engines are under test as part of the company’s eight engine test program. A fourth engine is in its final assembly stage and will initiate testing next month.