In June, the PW1200G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet successfully completed its first flight test program, logging 23 flights and 127 hours using a specially designed stub wing on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed
A PW1524G flight test engine was recently delivered to Pratt & Whitney Canada 's Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada ) for mounting on the company's flying test bed
to begin a second flight test campaign by year end.
The PW1217G engine designed for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed
at the company's Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
The program is still waiting for the TP400's flying test bed
- a Lockheed Martin C-130 modified by Marshall Airspace - to get airborne.
The Airbus flight testing reportedly follows Pratt & Whitney's own ground and flight test programme, during which the engine completed approximately 300 hours of ground testing and 12 flights on Pratt & Whitney's Boeing 747SP flying test bed
The joint Airbus and Pratt & Whitney flight test programme, which will include 12 flights and around 43 flight hours on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed
, starts with the first flight today (15 October) and will take place in Toulouse, France on a A340 test aircraft owned by Airbus, following Pratt & Whitney's own ground and flight test programme.