Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1400G-JM Engine certified by FAA to power MC-21 aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to power Irkut´s MC-21 aircraft, the company said.

With this milestone, Pratt & Whitney now has three certified PurePower Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engine variants. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader 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.