As a part of an extension of the ongoing product development by Pratt & Whitney and Airbus, Airbus is conducting a series of flight tests on the Pratt & Whitney GTF advantage engine mounted on the A320.  The tests are conducted in a variety of environments like hot and cold weather and operation from high-altitude airports. Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, said: “GTF engines already offer the lowest fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for the A320neo family. The GTF Advantage engine extends that lead. It also enhances aircraft capability by increasing thrust and protects durability

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