747 ready for testing Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines in Mirabel

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By admin October 6, 2010 20:54

747 ready for testing Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines in Mirabel

Two 747 flying testbeds, stationed in Mirabel, will be used to test the operating safety and efficiency of most of Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines.

The flight test centre includes an assembly area for Pratt & Whitney’s new high-efficiency geared turbofan, which will power Bombardier CSeries, the new Mitsubishi regional jet, the Russian Irkut narrowbody airliner and possibly re-engined versions A320s and 737NGs.

The PW&C flight test centre and its 747s will handle all Pratt & Whitney engines from 15,000 lbs. up to 90,000 lbs. thrust. That includes PW&C’s new PW800 aimed at the large business jet market and turboprops.

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By admin October 6, 2010 20:54
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