September 25, 2014
Airbus A320neo completes first flight with Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines
Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines have successfully powered the Airbus A320neo in its maiden flight. Airbus selected the PW1100G-JM engine to launch the A320neo aircraft family in 2011. The maiden flight of the A320neo is in the air weeks ahead of schedule. The tremendous joint efforts of both Airbus and Pratt & Whitney have made this first flight possible. With the first flight of the A320neo, Pratt & Whitney now has two PurePower engines powering the next generation of aircraft. Pratt & Whitney has completed 11,000 hours of testing across the PurePower engine family, including 23,000 cycles of testing.