L3 MAS provides test pylon for Pratt & Whitney’s PW800 engine

L3 MAS delivered a modified experimental engine pylon to Pratt & Whitney Canada, according to an announcement made today. Previously designed and manufactured by L3 MAS for the PW814 engine, the pylon has now been altered to test the PurePower® PW800 engine.

Jacques Comtois, Vice President and General Manager of L3 MAS, said that they worked “hand in hand with Pratt & Whitney Canada in support of the development of a new engine.” He went on to add that the companies have an eight-year history of successful and collaborative work on many development projects.

PurePower® PW800 engine. Image: Pratt & Whitney.

The work done by L3 MAS on this latest project with Pratt & Whitney included the design and manufacture of the engine pylon modifications and systems to integrate the test pylon with the Boeing 747SP flying test bed. In what is a first for L3 MAS, the company used a dummy engine to validate and simulate system installation before delivery to Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Upon installation on Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP aircraft, the engine will go into the flight testing phase.

 

Author: Marcello Sukhdeo

Marcello is the managing editor of Vanguard, IT in Canada and Canadian Government Executive and the host of Vanguard Radio and WRLWND Radio podcasts. He is an avid technology and security enthusiast, who has worked on content leadership strategies for a number of industries including the public sector, life science, technology and defence.

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