Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W’s) first production geared turbofan engine, the PW1500G for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft, has passed a crucial blade-out test, keeping the program on track for certification in the fourth quarter. The milestone test comes as P&W nears completion of the first shipset of engines for Bombardier’s initial CS100 flight test aircraft at Mirabel, near Montreal. “They will be delivered to Bombardier shortly,” says P&W VP-Development Programs President Bob ...

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