P&W PurePower Engine For Embraer E-Jets E2 Begins Flight Test Program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the engine's flight test program. The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed at the company's Mirabel Flight Test Center, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"The start of engine flight testing is an important milestone for us as we bring the E-Jets second generation from concept to reality," said Paulo Cesar Silva, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "The addition of PurePower engines into our proven aircraft with an award winning cabin provides a compelling value proposition for our customers."

"We are excited to be a part of Embraer's E-Jets E2 program providing the industry-leading benefits of the Geared Turbofan engine, including significant reductions in noise, emissions and fuel burn," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "This is a historic time for us as we begin the flight test program for our fourth PurePower airframer customer."

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The PurePower engine family has completed more than 23,000 hours of testing and 40,000 cycles.

The E-Jet E2 program is one of two that Pratt & Whitney and Embraer are working together on. Pratt & Whitney is part of the collaboration which supplies the V2500-E5 engine for the Embraer KC-390, which is under certification campaign. Pratt & Whitney also supplies the auxiliary power unit for the E-Jet E2 program.

Source: Embraer S.A.
Date: Nov 3, 2015