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Pratt & Whitney engine wins Awards in China and US
Pratt & Whitney engine wins Awards in China and US
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The Pratt & Whitney PurePower(TM) PW1000G engine team won the 2009 Aviation Week Laureate Award for outstanding achievement in Aeronautics and Propulsion. The annual awards, from Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, recognize extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in aerospace, aviation, and defense. Pratt & Whitney accepted the honor at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.

 

The PurePower PW1000G engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine's fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. Allowing each major module of the engine to operate at is optimal efficiency brings significant improvements in fuel burn, environmental performance and operating costs.

 

In February, the company announced the successful completion of a 406-hour demonstrator engine testing program, which included 120 hours of flight testing. In December, the PurePower engine family was recognized with the 2008 Technology Breakthrough Award from the China Aviation Association and AVIC Science and Technology department.

 

The PurePower PW1000G engine was selected as the exclusive power for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Bombardier CSeries. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet program announced its first customer in March 2008, with an order from All Nippon Airways. The CSeries was launched in July 2008 with a letter of interest for up to 60 aircraft from Lufthansa. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in 2013.

 

Earlier, Pure Power engine family already received the 2008 Technology Breakthrough Award from the China Aviation Association and AVIC Science and Technology department. The award was presented at Airshow China 2008, China's largest air show in Zhuhai,. Zhang Ju En, secretary general, China Aviation Association, said at the ceremony. "We are glad to see that Pratt & Whitney is taking the lead to be the pioneer with the successful development of this game-changing product. The PurePower engine will bring significant environmental and economical benefits to the aviation industry."

 

According to Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services, The PurePower engine will deliver double-digit improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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