World Premier: Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Trailer

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 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…

3 Responses to World Premier: Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Trailer

  1. Tom B June 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    that is funny looks like a movie trailer.

  2. Blackjack June 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    J K, it doesn’t work like that :-D

  3. HUH June 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm #

    It is a geared turbofan, right? then where is the landing gear? I don’t see it :|