Pratt & Whitney is again a strong contender to be the engine supplier for the Avic MA700 78-seat turboprop airliner, an industry official close to the competition says. Rolls-Royce, the other main competitor, no longer appears to have the leading position that three industry officials described to Aviation Week in late May and early June. Avic needs a turboprop capable of more than 3,000 kw (4,100 hp) for the twin-engine MA700, meaning the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A and the ...

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