Posted on: 13 May 2015 by Mark Howells
The first PW1900G engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 to go to test (FETT) is approaching completion, reported Jim Speich, senior marketing manager, Pratt & Whitney.
Once assembly is done, the PW1900G FETT will go to sea level testing, then on to Pratt & Whitney’s test centre at Mirabel in Quebec, Canada. “Meanwhile, the definition phase has started on PW1700G for E175-E2,” Speich added.
The PW1000G family has racked up more than 32,000 cycles in the test programme, taking up more than 17,000 hours, over 4,000 of which have been flight hours. “In total, 67 engines have been used,” Speich noted. “And with 6,400 orders has a great resounding support from the airline community.”
On the PW1500G, Speich said that all commitments to Bombardier are being met. “We’ve carried out an 18 month gated process ensuring that the product, other deliverables, MRO support and the customer are prepared, leading to entry-into-service readiness,” he stated.
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net
Cleveland, Ohio, USA