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P&W Completes First A320neo Engine  
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10894 posts, RR: 32
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

Another milestone in the A320neo family program:

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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.

More info: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49568893

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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4705 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6833 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Another milestone in the A320neo family program:

Great find and good news to hear. Thanks for posting.  


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19419 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6778 times:

So it seems that PW has also mastered the art of CFRP shaped blades.

I wish someone were standing next to it to give some scale.


User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
I wish someone were standing next to it to give some scale.

This one, perhaps:
http://www.purepowerengines.com/imag...w_gallery/pw1100g-jm_assem/lg6.jpg


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10894 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

There is more info at http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.as...801de5-fae8-4d8b-a9a5-2a9e76d3071e

- expected first test runs next month
- first test flight on a 747SP testbed in the second quarter of 2013
- a total of 8 test engines over the next 24 months are scheduled
- get the engine certificated in the third quarter of 2014
- first test flight on a A320neo some weeks after the certification
- EIS October 2015



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User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Didn't expect to see anything from the NEO being manufactured beside the winglets for a while.

Cool to see it all starting up already.



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User currently offlinejumbojim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5510 times:
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Is it my imagination or do those blades look very thick a lot thicker then other engine types. I could be wrong but i always noticed them to be a lot thinner and tapered at the front
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User currently offlinegokmengs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Quoting jumbojim747 (Reply 6):

I was thinking the same, but look carefully, its just the light and shadow playing a trick.



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Another milestone in the A320neo family program:

I hope Pratt & Whitney hit this out of the park and crap all over the competing engine! It's going to be nice to see them back in the market in a big way!



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 8):

Me too! It would really be great!



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