Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has begun bird-strike and ingestion tests of the PW1500G for Bombardier’s CSeries, marking the final phase of major certification tests for its first production geared turbofan. The engine remains “on a trajectory for certification in the fourth quarter,” says Bob Saia, VP of P&W’s next-generation product family. Bird-strike tests began on June 8 with the firing of a single 2.5-lb. bird. “The tests went quite well—we didn’t have much fan blade damage,” ...
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