Pratt & Whitney Completes PurePower PW1000G Engine Demonstration Program

Engine targets double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise, and operating costs.

"The fan drive gear system was invisible to the airplane, with overall operation of the geared turbofan engine the same as today's conventional engines, only with lower fuel consumption and drastically lower noise," says Saia.

The PW1000G engine is in the final stages of initial design and will begin detailed design later this year. Engine certification is scheduled in late 2011 to support entry into services on the Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi Regional Jet in 2013.

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