The final assembly and acceptance engine test of
the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1200G engines for the Mitsubishi
Regional Jet (MRJ) will be performed by Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries (MHI) Nagoya Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works
located in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture in a production phase.
After the final assembly, the PW1200G engines
will be transferred to MHI Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works Komaki
South Plant located in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture.
The engines will be installed on the wing
at the newly constructed MRJ final assembly line located next to
Nagoya Komaki Airport, where the first flight will take place.
The MRJ PurePower PW1200G engine is developed
in the United States but in a production phase, since its final
assembly will be conducted by MHI, both engines and the aircraft
will be finished in Aichi Prefecture where the headquarters of
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is located.
MHI has vast
experience in engine manufacturing and has been involved the in
the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine project, International Aero
Engines V2500 engine project, and also Rolls-Royce TRENT1000
As MHI will be conducting final assemblies of both the
airframe and engine, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and MHI will
be able to work closely to build a more flexible and more
effective production system.
The development of the engine at Pratt & Whitney
is proceeding smoothly, and PW1200G engine flight test program
that commenced on 30 April just completed successfully its first
flight test program on 21 June.
“It is such encouraging news that the MRJ engine
first flight test program completed successfully and that engine
development is running smoothly,” said Hideo Egawa, President,
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “As we will be conducting the
engine final assembly here, we are looking ahead toward the mass
production of the MRJ as well as conducting flight testing on
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