19-Jun-2013 9:45 AM

Pratt & Whitney 'PurePower' engines reach 3500 orders and options, service entry nearing

Pratt & Whitney announced (18-Jun-2013) its 'PurePower' engine family has reached more than 3500 orders, including announced and unannounced firm orders, plus options. The engine has been selected for the Airbus A320neo, Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Embraer E-Jets E2 and Irkut MC-21. The first flight of the PW1100G-JM engine powering the A320neo was conducted in May-2013, with certification planned for 3Q2014 and entry into service planned for 4Q2015. The PW1500G engine for the CSeries achieved Transport Canada type certification in Feb-2013. Pratt & Whitney is currently building PW1500G production engines at its facility in Mirabel, Canada, and has delivered six propulsion systems to Bombardier for its initial three CS100 flight test airplanes. The CSeries first flight is expected this month, with entry into service planned for 2014. Embraer selected the PW1700G and PW1900G engines as the exclusive power for its new second generation of the E-Jet aircraft family. Pratt & Whitney anticipates the PW1900G and 1700G engines will be certified in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Embraer expects entry into service in 1H2018. The PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet is on track to begin the certification programme in the third quarter of this year, with entry into service planned for 2015. The PW1400G engine for the Irkut's MC-21 airplane family continues to progress on schedule, with entry into service planned for 2017. [more - original PR]

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