In dramatic fashion, Pratt & Whitney has produced a video previewing its upcoming flight test program for the new Geared Turbofan
engine. The company graciously given FlightBlogger the trailer for its world premier here on the blog.
Some more background:
Geared Turbofan™ Engine Completes Phase II Ground Testing, Cleared for First Flight
BERLIN AIR SHOW 2008 - May 28, 2008 - Pratt
& Whitney's Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine has completed Phase
II ground tests and has been cleared for flight testing on Pratt &
Whitney's 747SP flying test bed mid-year. Phase II, which began in
April at Pratt & Whitney's advanced test facility in West Palm
Beach, Fla., focused on engine performance and ground acoustics with
the Geared Turbofan engine's flight capable nacelle system. The engine
completed 120 hours of testing during Phase II and has logged a total
250 hours since ground testing began in November 2007. Pratt &
Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.
Now, without further delay...