Pratt & Whitney received US FAR 33 certification approving the airworthiness of its PW4000 Advantage70 engine upgrade, projected to deliver a 2% thrust increase while decreasing fuel consumption by 1%. Slated to enter service on PW4000-100s in mid-2009, Advantage70 is expected to boost durability and reduce maintenance costs. New engines will fly initially on the A330-200 and A330-300.

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