EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to power Irkut's MC-21 aircraft. With this milestone, Pratt & Whitney now has three certified PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine variants. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
"This milestone is another huge step forward for the PurePower engine program, which brings unmatched operational benefits including double-digit reductions in noise, emissions and fuel burn, making for greener skies," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Commercial Engines Programs, Pratt & Whitney. "The technology behind the GTF engine is a game-changing force in the aviation industry for all the right reasons and we are excited that the PW1400G-JM engine is moving one step closer to powering Irkut's MC-21 aircraft and providing the renowned benefits for which this engine is so highly regarded."
"We would like to congratulate Pratt & Whitney on the certification approval of its PurePower engine, which will be installed on МС-21 Family Aircraft," said Oleg Demchenko, president, Irkut Corporation. "The engine increases the competitiveness of our aircraft since it offers tangible cost savings to our airline customers due to the enhanced fuel burn efficiency while simultaneously benefitting the environment."
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
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