The Airbus A320neo with a Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine received certification Tuesday from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The PurePower engine was first certified in 2012, but this regulatory approval paves the way for the first delivery of a plane with the engine to a customer. Airbus projects it will deliver its first neo to Qatar Airways before the end of 2015.
The PurePower engine burns 16 percent less fuel than the older engines on the A320 planes.
The PurePower engine is also being tested in the Bombardier Cseries, the Mitsubishi MRJ, the Embraer E-Jets and the Irkut MC-21. Between all five programs,...