Ernie Arvai of AirInsight recently met with Pratt & Whitney Chief Engineers Chris Kmetz and Graham Webb for a detailed discussion of the technologies used in the PurePower PW1000G engine. A full technical analysis is now posted at AirInsight. The post reviews the core of the engine, advanced manufacturing technologies and innovations beyond the gear.
"[Pratt & Whitney] has designed a new engine that isn’t simply a high technology gearbox added to an existing core, but an all new product across the board," Arvai writes. "By incorporating new technology throughout the core, and leveraging the gear to provide game changing fuel economy while minimizing maintenance costs, [P&W] feels that it has a “game changing” engine in terms of economics, and future growth potential."
Learn more about the PurePower engine at www.purepowerengine.com.