Image: Pratt & Whittney. Press Release: Mitsubishi... Nagoya, June 5, 2014 – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation took delivery of the first PurePower® PW1200G engine at the Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s (MRJ) final-assembly factory in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Pratt & Whitney shipped the PurePower engine in preparation of being mounted on the first MRJ flight test aircraft. The delivery of the engine marks a major milestone toward MRJ’s completion, accelerating the final-assembly process with components. Pratt & Whitney shipped the PurePower 1200G engine from the Mirabel Aerospace Centre in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. P&W’s PurePower PW1000G series, with its unique Geared Turbofan™ technology, delivers significant operating cost and environmental benefits through increased efficiency. The engine’s low-pressure system operates at higher speeds for peak efficiency, while the fan operates at slower speeds for both optimum efficiency and significantly less noise. Pratt & Whitney designed the PW1200G engine exclusively for the MRJ. Mitsubishi Aircraft remains firmly committed to the success of the MRJ program through strong partnerships with its suppliers worldwide.

Image: Pratt & Whittney. Press Release: Mitsubishi…

Nagoya, June 5, 2014 – Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation took delivery of the first PurePower® PW1200G
engine at the Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s (MRJ) final-assembly factory in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Pratt &
Whitney shipped the PurePower engine in preparation of being mounted on the first MRJ flight test aircraft. The
delivery of the engine marks a major milestone toward MRJ’s completion, accelerating the final-assembly
process with components. Pratt & Whitney shipped the PurePower 1200G engine from the Mirabel Aerospace
Centre in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.

P&W’s PurePower PW1000G series, with its unique Geared Turbofan™ technology, delivers significant
operating cost and environmental benefits through increased efficiency. The engine’s low-pressure system
operates at higher speeds for peak efficiency, while the fan operates at slower speeds for both optimum
efficiency and significantly less noise. Pratt & Whitney designed the PW1200G engine exclusively for the MRJ.

Mitsubishi Aircraft remains firmly committed to the success of the MRJ program through strong partnerships
with its suppliers worldwide.

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Geared turbofans have been in production since the 70’s, most notably by
Garrett/Allied Signal/Honeywell. The Pratt design would better be described
as ‘scaled’ rather than ‘unique.’

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