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P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:55 pm

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:57 pm

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

Great find and good news to hear. Thanks for posting.  
 
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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:04 pm

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.
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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:09 pm

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
 
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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:14 pm

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:43 pm

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:17 am

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:13 pm

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:41 pm

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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RE: P&W Completes First A320neo Engine

Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:41 pm

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 8):

Me too! It would really be great!
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