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Pratt & Whitney Supplies PurePower Engine for Mitsubishi Regional Jet

June 10, 2014

Pratt & Whitney said it has delivered its first PurePower PW1200G engine to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.

According to a release from the company, the PW1200G engines will power the single-aisle MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.

"Pratt & Whitney looks forward to powering Mitsubishi's new, next- generation aircraft with PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. Our new engine architecture complements the various MRJ technologies that will offer customers a reduction in fuel consumption, noise and emissions," said David Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We are very pleased to be a part of this exciting partnership with Mitsubishi, and we look forward to supporting the aircraft's flight test."

Pratt & Whitney said that the PurePower PW1200G engine's fan- drive gear system is one component of this new engine design.

The PW1200G engine also incorporates advances in 3D aerodynamics, lightweight materials and other technology improvements in the compressor, combustor, turbine and controls.

The PurePower engine family has now completed more than 9,000 hours of rigorous testing, which is proving the engine's capability and reliability.

Mitsubishi Regional Jet is a family of 70~90- seat next- generation aircraft featuring Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine and aerodynamics to significantly reduce fuel consumption, noise, and emissions, while offering operational benefits, a cabin designed for heightened passenger flying comfort, and large overhead bins.

Pratt & Whitney is a company focusing on the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products.

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