Pratt & Whitney-parent RTX expects that the powder metal contamination issue of the Geared Turbofan will have no significant operational or financial impact on PW1500G and PW1900G engines. Although there will be some limits on flight cycles, inspections and replacement of affected High-Pressure Turbine and High-Pressure Compressor disks can be done inside existing shop visit plans, RTX said on Tuesday during its Q3 earnings call.
The news must come as a relief to operators of the two engine models, which already have been plagued by previous durability issues. The PW1500G powers the Airbus A220 family and the PW1900G the Embraer E2-series. P&W said in September that the analysis of the powder metal contamination on other engine models would be completed by late October.
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