Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has announced that, in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. (MHIAEL) it has reached a production milestone on the Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1200G engine, the company said.
The GTF PW1200G powers the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan´s first jet aircraft developed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. The first PW1200G engine assembly was completed at MHIAEL facility in Komaki, Japan, and passed Pratt & Whitney´s production acceptance test. The first engine produced at the facility is designated to be used in the MRJ flight test program. These put the PW1200G on the road to production readiness.
The MHIAEL facility will be one of two production assembly and test sites for the PW1200G engine. The engine is also assembled and tested at Pratt & Whitney´s Mirabel Aerospace Center in Canada.
The MRJ is Mitsubishi Aircraft´s next generation regional jet, powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.
Pratt & Whitney is a 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.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, Ltd.´s business includes development and manufacturing of aircraft engines through partnering with various aircraft engine OEMs including Pratt & Whitney, and aircraft engine MRO services for Pratt & Whitney´s PW4000 engine and V2500 engine of International Aero Engines A.G. (IAE).