Flight Testing Starts on GTF Advantage Engine

DALLAS – Airbus and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) have announced development flight testing of the GTF Advantage engine, a more efficient PW1100G, on an A320neo in Toulouse.

The aircraft equipped with the GTF Advantage, F-WNEO (MSN 6101), is an 8-year-old A320neo built in September 2014. It has been flight testing with Airbus from the beginning and has flown 1, 573 test hours over 675 flights.

Engine certification will continue into 2023 and include a variety of environments, including hot and cold weather, along with operations from high-altitude airports. Testing will additionally take place aboard P&W’s flying test bed in Mirabel, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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