The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engine, the PW1524G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft, completed its first flight test program logging 25 flights with 115 flight hours.
The PW1524G engine has been flight testing on Pratt & Whitney’s 747SP flying test bed at Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Québec (Canada) since June 20. Final production assembly and test will also occur at the Mirabel facility for both the PW1524G and P&WC’s advanced PW800 family of PurePower engines for the next generation of large business jets.
In addition to more than 800 hours of full engine testing to date, Pratt & Whitney has performed critical part level and engine sub-system testing to validate designs for the PurePower engine program, including hundreds of hours of core and rig testing, design validation of the fan drive gear system, bird ingestion and fan blade containment and compressor performance for the advanced PW1000G core. Pratt & Whitney currently has five PW1000G family engines in test and an additional five in the build cycle.
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