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:
BERLIN AIR SHOW 2008 – May 28, 2008 – Pratt& Whitney’s Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine has completed PhaseII ground tests and has been cleared for flight testing on Pratt &Whitney’s 747SP flying test bed mid-year. Phase II, which began inApril at Pratt & Whitney’s advanced test facility in West PalmBeach, Fla., focused on engine performance and ground acoustics withthe Geared Turbofan engine’s flight capable nacelle system. The enginecompleted 120 hours of testing during Phase II and has logged a total250 hours since ground testing began in November 2007. Pratt &Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.
Now, without further delay…