Airbus Pauses PW1100-Powered A320neo Tests

Airbus has put flight testing on hold for its PW1100-powered A320neo following a problem with one of the engines.

Airbus has put flight testing on hold for its PW1100-powered A320neo following a problem with one of the engines.

In a statement released yesterday (May 28), Didier Evrard, EVP of programmes at Airbus, said clips holding a seal in the area of the high-pressure compressor of the engine had not received “proper temperature treatment”.

Despite the issue, the engine is otherwise performing as expected confirmed Evrard.

Pratt & Whitney spokesperson Sara Banda said: “We are confident that the A320neo with Pratt & Whitney engines will resume flight tests in the coming week… we remain on track to support an entry into service in the fourth quarter of this year.”

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