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MTU completes 1st LPT for PW1524G

MTU Aero Engines has completed the first high-speed low-pressure turbine (LPT) for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1524G engine for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft.

"By completing this work on schedule, we have taken the next crucial step towards the introduction of our globally unique technology into actual production," commented MTU chief executive officer Egon Behle.

The turbine will now be dispatched to Pratt & Whitney, where it will be installed in the first PurePower PW1524G engine and put through its paces on the test stand at the Pratt & Whitney facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Certification of the new propulsion system is scheduled in 2012 with Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft scheduled to enter service in 2013. Lufthansa is the launch customer for the aircraft and its propulsion system.

"MTU is an important partner in the PurePower engine programme," noted Bob Saia, vice-president, Next Generation Product Family, Pratt & Whitney. "The completion of this first high-speed low-pressure turbine ensures the test programme for the PW1524G engine continues on schedule."

Photo shows the last bolt ceremony in which MTU chief executive officer Egon Behle (left), MTU chief operating officer Dr Rainer Martens (right) and Pratt & Whitney vice-president, Next Generation Product Family Bob Saia (middle), jointly tightened the last bolt of the first MTU Aero Engines high-speed LPT for the PW1524G.

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