Honeywell’s HTF7500E engine, which will power Embraer’s new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 series aircraft, has completed its first engine to test (FETT).

Honeywell Aerospace Propulsion vice-president Ron Rich said that in the first phase of testing, the HTF7500E had completed nearly 60 hours of testing, including 79 starts and has over 20 hours of flight test time on the Boeing 757 test bed.

Objectives of the early development tests included performance, operability and windmill with the engine demonstrating full thrust above 40,000ft, leading the company to now evaluate engine control scheduling.

The engine features new technology to achieve reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

With an acoustic signature well under the prevailing noise limits, the engine’s combustor technology will reduce NOx emissions to a level better than current ICAO levels.

Honeywell will provide the HTF7500E to Embraer as an integrated powerplant system (IPPS) including nacelle, thrust reverser and all engine-mounted accessories.