Pratt & Whitney PW1000G
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney|
|Major applications||Airbus A320neo
Embraer E-Jets E2
Mitsubishi Regional Jet
The Pratt & Whitney PW1000G is a high-bypass geared turbofan engine family, currently selected as the exclusive engine for the Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Embraer's second generation E-Jets, and as an option on the Irkut MC-21 and Airbus A320neo. The project was previously known as the Geared Turbofan (GTF), and originally the Advanced Technology Fan Integrator (ATFI).
Pratt & Whitney first attempted to build a geared turbofan starting around 1998, known as the PW8000. This essentially was an upgrade of the existing Pratt & Whitney PW6000 that replaced the fan section with a gearing system and new single-stage fan. After several years of development the PW8000 essentially disappeared. Soon afterwards the ATFI project appeared, using a PW308 core but with a new gearbox and a single-stage fan. It had its first run on March 17, 2001.
This led to the Geared Turbofan (GTF) programme, which was based around a newly designed core jointly developed with MTU Aero Engines of Germany. The German company provides the high-speed low-pressure turbine and various stages of the high-pressure compressor.
In addition to the geared turbofan, the initial designs included a variable-area fan nozzle (VAFN), which allows improvements in propulsive efficiency across a range of the flight envelope. However, the VAFN has since been dropped from production designs due to high system weight.
In July 2008, the GTF was renamed the PW1000G, the first in a new line of "PurePower" engines. Pratt & Whitney claims the PW1000G is 10% to 15% more fuel efficient than current engines used on regional jets and single-aisle jets, as well as being substantially quieter.
The engine was tested on the Pratt & Whitney Boeing 747SP, and the second phase of flight testing for the PW1000G was conducted on an Airbus A340-600. The testbed aircraft, with the engine in the number two pylon position, flew for the first time in Toulouse on October 14, 2008. The PW1100G was first tested on the 747SP in 2013.
Testing of the PW1524G model began in October 2010.
The PW1500G engine successfully achieved Transport Canada type certification on February 20, 2013.
The PW1100G engine successfully achieved FAA type certification on December 19, 2014.
The first flight test on one of its intended production airframes, the Bombardier CS100, was on 16 September 2013. The first flight of the Airbus A320neo followed a year later, on 25 September 2014.
- Airbus A320neo: PW1100G
- Irkut MC-21: PW1400G
- Bombardier CSeries: PW1500G
- Embraer E-Jet E2 family : PW1700G & PW1900G 
- Mitsubishi Regional Jet: PW1200G
- Sukhoi Superjet 130
- Rekkof Aircraft F-120NG: PW1x17G
Data from Pratt & Whitney
- Type: Turbofan
- Length: 150 inches (3,800 mm)
- Diameter: 56.0–81.0 inches (1,422–2,057 mm)
- Dry weight:
- Compressor: Axial flow,1-stage geared fan, 2-3 stage LP, 8 stage HP
- Combustors: Annular combustion chamber
- Turbine: Axial, 2-stage HP, 3-stage LP
|Model||Fan Diameter||Bypass ratio||Static Thrust||Fuel cons.||Noise (St.4)||CO2 (t/ac/yr)||NO (margin to CAEP 6)||Stages||Application||Service entry|
|PW1124G||81 in (210 cm)||12.5:1||24,000 lbf (110 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||A319neo|
|PW1127G||81 in (210 cm)||12.5:1||27,000 lbf (120 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||A320neo||October 2015|
|PW1133G||81 in (210 cm)||12.5:1||33,000 lbf (150 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||A321neo|
|PW1135G||81 in (210 cm)||12.5:1||35,000 lbf (160 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||A321neo|
|PW1215G||56 in (140 cm)||9:1||15,000 lbf (67 kN)||-12%||-15 dB||-2,700||-50%||1GF-2LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||MRJ70||2017|
|PW1217G||56 in (140 cm)||9:1||17,000 lbf (76 kN)||-12%||-15 dB||-2,700||-50%||1GF-2LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||MRJ90||2017|
|PW1428G||81 in (210 cm)||12:1||28,000 lbf (120 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||Irkut MC-21-200||2017|
|PW1431G||81 in (210 cm)||12:1||31,000 lbf (140 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,600||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||Irkut MC-21-300||2017|
|PW1519G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||19,000 lbf (85 kN)||-14%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||CSeries CS100||2nd half 2015|
|PW1521G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||21,000 lbf (93 kN)||-14%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||CSeries CS100/300||2nd half 2015|
|PW1524G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||23,300 lbf (104 kN)||-14%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||CSeries CS300||2nd half 2015|
|PW1715G||56 in (140 cm)||9:1||15,000 lbf (67 kN)||-12%||-15 dB||-2,700||-50%||1GF-2LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||E-Jets E2 175||2018|
|PW1919G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||19,000 lbf (85 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||E-Jets E2 190/195||2018|
|PW1921G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||21,000 lbf (93 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||E-Jets E2 190/195||2018|
|PW1922G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||22,000 lbf (98 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||E-Jets E2 190/195||2018|
|PW1923G||73 in (190 cm)||12:1||23,000 lbf (100 kN)||-15%||-20 dB||-3,000||-55%||1GF-3LPC-8HPC-2HPT-3LPT||E-Jets E2 190/195||2018|
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