The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1400G-JM engine to power Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft. With this milestone, Pratt & Whitney now has three certified PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine variants. “We would like to congratulate Pratt & Whitney on the certification approval of its PurePower engine, which will be installed on МС-21 Family Aircraft,” said Oleg Demchenko, president, Irkut Corporation. “The engine increases the competitiveness of our aircraft since it offers tangible cost savings to our airline customers due to the enhanced fuel burn efficiency while simultaneously benefitting the environment.” The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
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