Pratt&Whitney is converting a used Boeing 720 aircraft into a flying test bed for its new PW6000 engine for the Airbus Industrie A318, and hopes to have the job done in time to start flight tests about a year from now. It's an aggressive schedule. If all goes well it means flight tests will start only six months after the first experimental engine is built. But company managers say they've learned from their experiences developing the growth version of the PW4000 for ...


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