Pratt & Whitney PurePower® engines make 1st A321neo Flight

Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower Geared Turbofanâ„¢ engines successfully completed its first test flight on the Airbus A321neo, the company said.

The PW1135G-JM engine, a 35,000 thrust class engine, for the Airbus A321neo aircraft, is the most powerful engine on the A321neo. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

The 35,000 thrust rating gives airlines the capability to fly longer routes while carrying more passengers or payloads. The PW1135G-JM engine also allows an A321neo operator to benefit from increased payload/range when flying out of high-altitude airports at elevations greater than 4,000 feet, such as Mexico City.

Pratt & Whitney provides 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.