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Pratt & Whitney's Pure Power Engine

Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed with a PW1217G engine flying on a specially designed stub wing. The new generation engine is designed for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft.




Here are some pictures showing the Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Canada, with a PW1217G engine flying on a specially designed stub wing.

The PW127G engine is designed for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. This new generation engine uses an advanced gear system which allows the fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine in such a way to improve engine’s efficiency, environmental emissions and noise.

The new geared turbofans is also touted to provide a better FOD (Foreign Object Damage) resistance.

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight on April 30, 2012.

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Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed

Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed

Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed

Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed

Photos courtesy of Pratt & Whitney.


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