Posted on: 27 September 2011 by Mark Howells
Pratt & Whitney, Japan Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and MTU Aero Engines are to collaborate to provide the PurePower PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo programme.
“We have been long-standing partners with JAEC and MTU in the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 programme. The three parties plan to build upon their successful V2500 collaboration to help shape the new alliance,” said Todd Kallman, president, commercial engines and global services for Pratt & Whitney. “We have reached an agreement with JAEC and MTU to join Pratt & Whitney’s already launched PW1100G programme for Airbus’s newest aircraft program and added the ‘JM’ designation recognising JAEC and MTU joining the programme.”
Under the collaboration agreement, MTU will hold an 18% share and be responsible for the low pressure turbine (LPT) and participate jointly with P&W in the high pressure compressor (HPC). JAEC will hold a 23% share and be responsible for the fan, low pressure compressor (LPC) and combustor/diffuser. Pratt & Whitney will be responsible for the remainder of the engine and systems integration.