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Possible Production Ramp Up Of The PW1000G?  
User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2673 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

With both Boeing and Airbus flirting with the idea of mounting the PW1000G on the existing 737NG and A320, it mad me Wonder how fast it could be possible to ramp up production on the PW1000G? Airbus said that they could technically have the GTF engine on the A320 within 24 month. However, according to P&W the engine will be ready in 2013. Could P&W have it ready sooner if A or B wanted it faster, or does it take 4 years to get it ready?

Now to make things interesting. Lets say P&W could offer it 24 month from now to meet Airbus ideas. How many units could they produce per year? How much time is needed before they could offer production rates of about 800 engines pr year? I believe that the engine would be very attractive amongst airlines.


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User currently offlineSirtoby From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 351 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Wait!!! PW1000G is not ONE engine, but the name for an engine family.
The first tow members of that family will be
- the engine for the MHI MRJ
and
- the engine for the BBD CSeries
The GTf demo engine, which currently sits under an A340-600 wing is also called PW1000G, but has nothing to do with the production engines.

Currently there is no engine in development whoch meets the thrust needs for the B737 of the A320 and you can expect engineering sources at the developing companies (PW and their partners) to be stressed.


User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3937 times:



Quoting Sirtoby (Reply 1):
Wait!!! PW1000G is not ONE engine, but the name for an engine family.



Quoting Sirtoby (Reply 1):
Currently there is no engine in development whoch meets the thrust needs for the B737 of the A320 and you can expect engineering sources at the developing companies (PW and their partners) to be stressed.

I know, but according to P&W the PW1000G is built on current technology and not future technology as their competitor. That is why they say they can bring it to market sooner than their competitors can. So the question still is:

how fast can they ramp up production on this new engine? What will the production capacity be at start? Could it EIS sooner than 2012?



Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large, then go make that dream real - Donald Douglas
User currently offlineSirtoby From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 351 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3899 times:



Quoting OyKIE (Reply 2):
how fast can they ramp up production on this new engine?

Before you can ramp up production you have to develop the engine - and that takes about 4 years if you have the technology. Engines for MRJ and CSeries will be certified in 2012, so even if PW would start with another engine today it won't be certified before 2012. So there is no EIS thinkable before 2013 - theoretically!
But that won't happen!!!


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

So anyone got any news about the MRJ, the launch customer with GTF engine?
Testplane with PW1000G is supposed to fly 75 hours with the engine, so a small step forward for the engine family today with the maiden flight on the wing of the A340-600.


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