Stellar 2012 for Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine Programs
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21, 2012
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As of year-end, Pratt &
Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced
nearly 3,000 engine orders, including options, for its PurePower engine family
with game-changing Geared Turbofan™ technology. The PurePower engine order
book includes commitments from more than 35 airline and lessor customers
around the world. In total, the program has completed more than 12,400 cycles
and 4,200 hours of full engine testing, including more than 460 flight test
The PurePower engine program achieved several important milestones in 2012. In
June, the PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet successfully
completed its first flight test program, logging 23 flights and 127 hours
using a specially designed stub wing on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test
In October, Pratt & Whitney completed assembly of the first engine to test
(FETT) for its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine – the lead engine on the Airbus
A320neo aircraft family. A Last Bolt Ceremony held at Pratt & Whitney's West
Palm Beach, Fla., facility celebrated the milestone with leadership from Pratt
& Whitney, Airbus, MTU and JAEC in attendance. The engine, rated at 33,000
pounds of thrust, recently began testing. It is the third PurePower engine
family member to begin full engine testing.
The PW1500G engine for the Bombardier* CSeries* aircraft is in its final
stages of certification testing. The test program has completed thousands of
hours of intensive testing, including three rounds and hundreds of flight
testing hours. The engine is set to meet fuel burn, noise and reduced
emissions commitments at entry into service.
"We are very proud of the milestones we achieved with the PurePower engine
program this year," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial
Engines. "We promised a game-changing engine, and it's clear we are on track
to deliver on that promise."
The PurePower engine has been selected to power the Bombardier* CSeries*
aircraft and Mitsubishi Regional Jet. It is also lead engine for the Airbus
A320neo aircraft and is the only western powerplant offered on the Irkut MC-21
The combination of its gear system and advanced core allows PurePower engines
to deliver double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency and emissions with
dramatic noise reduction compared to today's engines.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United
Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing
high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated
business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including
with regard to the programs described in this release. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied in forward looking statements include the impact of deterioration or
extended weakness in global economic conditions on demand for our products and
services, the financial strength of customers and suppliers and on levels of
air travel; and challenges in the design, development, production and support
of advanced technologies and new products and services. For information
identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal,
technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's 10-K, 10-Q and
other reports filed with the SEC.
* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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