Pratt & Whitney is “proud” of its progress on the Adaptive Engine Technology Development program, and sees that work feeding the Adaptive Engine Transition Program, Jimmy Kenyon told Guy Norris and Graham Warwick on an Aviation Week podcast.
Kenyon, executive director for Advanced Programs and Technologies, joined Norris and Warwick for a discussion of adaptive engines on the most recent episode of Aviation Week's Check 6 podcast. The episode was recorded at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Scitech Conference in Florida.
Pratt & Whitney successfully completed testing of an adaptive three-stream fan in an engine with an F135 core last year. Work is underway on the core, Kenyon explained.
“Now we're focused on the core. The most complex core we've ever done at Pratt & Whitney,” Kenyon said. “It's on the test stand as we speak right now. We're real proud of where that program is going.”