GKN Aerospace has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada to collaborate on the development of the High Voltage High Power electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) for the RTX hybrid-electric flight demonstrator project.
RTX has announced significant progress by Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace on advancing hybrid-electric propulsion through the Scalable Turboelectric Powertrain Technology (STEP-Tech) demonstrator, which completed its first engine run and electrical system integration test.
RTX has achieved a critical milestone in its hybrid-electric flight demonstrator programme, successfully completing a rated power test of the demonstrator's 1 megawatt electric motor, developed by Collins Aerospace.
Pratt & Whitney, has been chosen by LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (LATAM) to supply GTF engines to power additional Airbus A320neo aircraft, adding to its initial order selecting GTF engines to power more than 40 aircraft in 2013.
Pratt & Whitney has joined Breeze Airways (Breeze) in launching the airline's longest nonstop route, a more than 2,250 nautical-mile, Airbus A220 flight powered by GTF engines between Rhode Island's T.F. Green International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.