P&W's PurePower Engine for the A320neo Aircraft Now Saves Additional 2 Percent On Fuel Burn
Pratt & Whitney today announced another technology breakthrough on the PurePower engine – an additional 2 percent fuel burn enhancement on the PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo aircraft family. The additional fuel burn savings is in addition to the 15 percent the engine already offers. The PurePower Engine Advantage for the PW1100G-JM engine allows for increased fuel efficiency by enhancing aerodynamics and cooling improvements in the model's architecture. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"The increased fuel burn savings on this Geared Turbofan™ engine model will help drive unbeatable operating efficiency on the A320neo aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Enhancing fuel burn savings is one example of Pratt & Whitney's drive to constantly improve on mature technology that will benefit engine durability and reliability for customers."
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To date the PurePower engine family has completed nearly 10,000 hours of testing, including more than 1,400 flight test hours.
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