Airbus has resumed flight testing with its Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1100G-powered A320neo, with one of the two prototypes equipped with PW engines taking flight July 27 following a three-month grounding. Airbus was forced to suspend flight tests after a snap- ring failure in the combustor section of an engine was discovered during inspections following a bird strike on April 30. PW subsequently started to redesign the parts, which were retrofitted to the original engines. The engine ...

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