Posted on: 17 November 2013 by Mark Howells
Crane Aerospace & Electronics’ lube and scavenge pump has been selected for Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM and PW1400G engines, which will power the Airbus A320neo and Irkut MC-21, respectively.
“We were selected because our pump technology offered clear technical advantages and we offered the ability to provide both the pump and a fully integrated filtration assembly in one unit,” remarked John Higgs, vice-president of fluid management solution for Crane Aerospace & Electronics. “Crane’s vane pump technology maximises packaging flexibility with minimised weight, while at the same time providing superior pump efficiency, wear life performance and reliability. The Crane team is proud to celebrate the recent PurePower PW1100G-JM flight test programme commencement with Pratt & Whitney. Pump development for the PW1400G engine is on schedule to support first engine ground testing in 2014 for the MC-21 programme.”