It’s been a year of regeneration and regret in the aero-engine market, with new turbofans entering service, but not always to operators’ satisfaction. The first half of 2017 saw numerous unscheduled removals of the PW1100G engine for the A320neo, as well as knock-on delays to production of its host aircraft. Airbus and Pratt & Whitney hope to put those issues behind them in the new year, but it has been a rough entry into service for the geared turbofan. Another new-ish ...

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