www.purepowerengine.com: Pratt & Whitney has completed assembly of its first engine to test (FETT) for its PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine -- the first engine to power the Airbus A320neo aircraft. Company leadership, Airbus, MTU, JAEC and employees celebrated the program milestone with a Last Bolt Ceremony on October 26.
The PW1100G-JM engine test program will run a total of eight test engines over the next 24 months. Test engines will be built both at Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach and Middletown facilities. Entry into service is scheduled for October 2015. To date, Pratt & Whitney has firm orders for 1,136 PW1100G-JM engines to power the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.
The PurePower engine: It's real. It works. It's ready.