The first Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) to be flight tested for the Airbus A320NEO is being prepared for installation on the engine maker’s Boeing 747SP testbed in Mirabel, Canada. Some 112 hours of ground test have already been conducted at Pratt’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site and the engine “performed well,” says VP-Next Generation Products Family Bob Saia. Speaking at the ISTAT Americas 2013 conference in Orlando, Fla., Saia says Pratt also decided to take advantage ...

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