PurePower engine for Embraer E-Jets E2 begins flight test program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight initiating the engine´s flight test program.

The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney´s Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney´s 747SP flying test bed at the company´s Mirabel Flight Test Center, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

The PurePower engine family has completed more than 23,000 hours of testing and 40,000 cycles.

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.

Embraer S.A. is the world´s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil´s leading exporters. Embraer´s headquarters are located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the US.