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Pratt & Whitney

Final Neo Variant Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus has flown the last of its A320neo family variants following the maiden flight of an A319neo test aircraft. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, the jet, D-AVWH (c/n 6464) took off from Toulouse on April 25 at 12.30pm

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Air New Zealand Welcomes Neos

The latest addition to the Air New Zealand fleet has touched down in Auckland for the first time. The A321neo, registered ZK-NNA (c/n 8496) landed just before 10.30pm local time following a mammoth ferry flight from the Airbus Delivery Centre

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EASA Issues A320neo Family Directive

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive regarding Airbus A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan (GTF) engines.  The edict, issued on February 9, follows what EASA describes as “several occurrences

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Aircalin Firms Airbus Order

Noumea-based Aircalin has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos and two A330-900s. The New Caledonia carrier has opted for the Pratt & Whitney powerplant for its A320neos which will be configured with 168 seats and deployed on regional

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Good News for Mitsubishi

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower geared turbofan PW1200G engine has been awarded its type certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The powerplant has been specifically optimised for both the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s MRJ-70 and MRJ-90, with the Japanese manufacturer claiming the

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MC-21 Makes First Flight

Irkut has successfully completed the maiden flight of its MC-21-300 airliner.  The landmark event took place on May 28 from the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia.  Under the command of Oleg Kononenko and co-pilot Roman Taskayev, the aircraft was examined

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Bombardier Adjusts C Series Delivery Schedule

Delays in the suuply of Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1500G engine have led Bombardier to revise its C Series delivery schedule. The Canadian manufacturer had planned to hand over 15 aircraft by the end of the year but this has been adjusted

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PurePower for E-Jets

PRATT & WHITNEY has successfully completed the first test flight of its PW1990G PurePower Geared Turbofan for the Embraer 190-E2 and 195-E2 airliners.

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PurePower Engine Certified

THE PRATT & Whitney PW1100G-JM Purepower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved FAA type certification.

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