Pratt & Whitney yesterday announced the launch of the second phase of ground testing for its Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine. Tests analyzing engine performance, acoustic characteristics and the nacelle system are underway at Pratt's facility in West Palm Beach. "We have analyzed the data from the first phase of ground testing and we are delighted by the performance of the Geared Turbofan engine," VP-Next Generation Product Family Bob Saia said. "The results surpassed our pre-test ...

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