Posted on: 03 November 2015 by Mark Howells
The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine, designed for Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight initiating the engine’s flight test programme.
The PW1900G flew on Pratt & Whitney’s 747SP flying testbed at the company’s Mirabel Flight Test Center, in Quebec, Canada.
“The start of engine flight testing is an important milestone for us as we bring the E-Jets second generation from concept to reality,” commented Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The addition of PurePower engines into our proven aircraft with an award winning cabin provides a compelling value proposition for our customers.”
“We are excited to be a part of Embraer’s E-Jets E2 programme providing the industry-leading benefits of the Geared Turbofan engine, including significant reductions in noise, emissions and fuel burn,” declared Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “This is a historic time for us as we begin the flight test programme for our fourth PurePower airframer customer.”