Pratt & Whitney-Powered Irkut MC-21 Aircraft Has Successful First Flight
Pratt & Whitney congratulates Irkut on the successful first flight of the MC-21-300 aircraft powered by PurePower® PW1400G-JM engines. Pratt & Whitney is proud of the first flight milestone and looks forward to the continued collaboration with Irkut.
"We have enjoyed collaborating with Irkut on the MC-21 development program and look forward to a successful aircraft certification phase," said Chris Calio, president, Commercial Engines.
The PurePower PW1400G-JM engine provides 28,000 to 31,000 pounds of thrust and provides a 16 percent reduction in engine fuel burn while reducing noise and emissions. The PurePower PW1400G-JM engine was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in May 2016.
Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines also power the Airbus A320neo, Bombardier C Series, Embraer E-Jet E2s and the Mitsubishi Regional Jet.