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The A320neo Lands after its first flight in 2014

Pratt & Whitney Gains Joint Airbus A320neo Certification

Pratt & Whitney obtains FAA and EASA certifications for the Airbus A321neo, powered by the geared turbofan engine option.

Pratt & Whitney has obtained joint-type certification from the FAA and EASA for the Airbus A321neo, which is powered by its Geared Turbofan engine option.

Airbus announced the option of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engine in December 2010, while today the engine is meeting all its commitments on fuel burn, noise and emissions.

Tom Pelland, senior vice president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engine Programs, said: “We value our partnership with Airbus on the A320neo program and achieving the common goal of helping our airline customers continuously improve aircraft performance and operating economics.”

To date, the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine family has gained more than 80 customers from over 30 countries. 

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