PW1900G Begins Flight Test Program
Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Engine for Embraer E-Jets E2
Mirabel, Canada, November 3, 2015: The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight initiating the engine’s flight test program. The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney’s Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney’s 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Flight Test Center, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
“The start of engine flight testing is an important milestone for us as we bring the E-Jets second generation from concept to reality,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, Embraer President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The addition of PurePower engines into our proven aircraft with an award winning cabin provides a compelling value proposition for our customers.”
“We are excited to be a part of Embraer’s E-Jets E2 program providing the industry-leading benefits of the Geared Turbofan engine, including significant reductions in noise, emissions and fuel burn,” said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “This is a historic time for us as we begin the flight test program for our fourth PurePower airframer customer.”
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 23,000 hours of testing and 40,000 cycles.
Source: Pratt & Whitney, Embraer