Pratt & Whitney and Irkut Corporation have signed a definitive agreement to offer the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1400G (GTF) engine on Irkut’s MC-21 aircraft family. This secures the GTF engine as the only western powerplant offered on the program.

Pratt & Whitney and Irkut Corporation selected Short Brothers plc, a subsidiary of , as the exclusive nacelle provider for the PW1400G engine family.

Irkut is developing the MC-21 as a family of 150 to 210- aircraft with first flight of the PurePower® PW1400G engined aircraft planned for 2015 and entry into service in 2017. The MC-21 series will feature jetliners with 25,000-32,000 pounds of thrust.

The thrust requirements for the MC-21 are almost identical to that required by the Airbus neo equivalent sized aircraft. In conversations with officials we understand the engines are going to nearly identical. The nacelle will be somewhat different.

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