PW4000 Advantage70 begins flight testing

Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 Advantage70 development engine commenced flight testing on the company’s 747 flying test bed at its test flight facility in Plattsburgh, New York. The engine, which will deliver 70,000 pounds of thrust for the A330 aircraft family, is expected to achieve Federal Aviation Administration certification in October. The first PW4000-100″ engines with the Advantage70 technology upgrade are scheduled to enter service in 2009.

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