PW1000G selected to power Russia's Irkut MC-21
Russia's Irkut Corporation has selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G engine to power the Irkut MC-21 airliner. The selection represents the third airframe application win for the PurePower engine.
The Irkut MC-21 is a family of 150 to 210 passenger aircraft with first flight planned for 2014 and entry into service in 2016. The MC-21 program will allow Pratt & Whitney an opportunity to extend its PW1000G engine models to the 30,000 pound thrust class. In addition, Pratt & Whitney will contract with Irkut and with Russia's United Engine-Building Corporation (UEC) on the PW1000G engine for the MC-21 application.
With core testing scheduled to continue through January 2010 and full engine testing planned for summer 2010, the PurePower engine program supports the Irkut MC-21 development timeline.