LOS ANGELES – The big three U.S. makers of aircraft engines — General Electric, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney — are each considering responses to the Defense Department’s unexpected call for information into an alternate engine for its fleet of Rolls-Royce powered V-22 Osprey tiltrotors. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) request for information (RFI) is aimed at studies of an engine that would be suitable as a "drop-in" replacement for the ...

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