Pratt & Whitney said the PW1000G (formerly the Geared Turbofan) demonstrator engine finished the first phase of flight testing on the company's 747SP flying testbed. The engine completed 12 flights and ran approximately 43 hr., with tests focused on performance and operability, according to the company. VP-Next Generation Product Family Bob Saia said it performed "flawlessly" and "met all of our pre-flight performance targets." The powerplant has been shipped to Toulouse for ...

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