Pratt & Whitney (P&W) next month expects to start the first test runs of the PW1100G for the Airbus A320NEO following the engine’s official completion Friday in Florida. The event marks a major milestone for P&W’s two decades-long campaign to develop geared turbofan technology for the mainstream single-aisle market. The engine is due to be certified early in the third quarter of 2014 and should power the A320NEO for the first time on its initial test flight a few weeks after ...


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