Mitsubishi Aircraft takes delivery of engine for MRJ's first flight test aircraft Step forward for MRJ's first flight
Nagoya, June 5, 2014 –
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation took delivery of the first PurePower® PW1200G engine at the Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s (MRJ) final-assembly factory in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Pratt & Whitney shipped the PurePower engine in preparation of being mounted on the first MRJ flight test aircraft. The delivery of the engine marks a major milestone toward MRJ’s completion, accelerating the final-assembly process with components. Pratt & Whitney shipped the PurePower 1200G engine from the Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
P&W’s PurePower PW1000G series, with its unique Geared Turbofan™ technology, delivers significant operating cost and environmental benefits through increased efficiency. The engine’s low-pressure system operates at higher speeds for peak efficiency, while the fan operates at slower speeds for both optimum efficiency and significantly less noise. Pratt & Whitney designed the PW1200G engine exclusively for the MRJ
Mitsubishi Aircraft remains firmly committed to the success of the MRJ program through strong partnerships with its suppliers worldwide.
About Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
Mitsubishi Regional Jet is a family of 70~90-seat next-generation aircraft featuring the Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary PurePower® engine and stateof-the-art aerodynamics to drastically reduce fuel consumption, noise, and emissions, while offering top-class operational benefits, an outstanding cabin designed for heightened passenger flying comfort, and large overhead bins.
About MHI Group
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com.