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Pratt & Whitney GTF CSeries engine gains Transport Canada certification

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:37 AM by Michael Adams
Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G geared turbofan (GTF) engine, set to power the Bombardier CSeries, has received Transport Canada type certification.

Pratt said it conducted over 4,000 hours of testing on the engine, including 340 hours of flight testing.

“Certification of the PW1500G engine is a significant milestone and a critical step in supporting the progressive transfer of the first CSeries flight test vehicle to the flight test program,” Bombardier Commercial Aircraft VP and GM Rob Dewar said in a statement, adding the manufacturer is “in the process of completing final assembly of the first CSeries flight test aircraft.”

Bombardier is targeting the end of June for first flight.

PW1000 series engines are also slated to power the Airbus A320neo, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. MRJ and Irkut MC-21. Embraer said last month second-generation E-Jets, which have not yet been officially launched, will be powered by PW1700G and PW1900G model engines.