Pratt begins first-production geared turbofan build as Airbus reengining choice looms
In an attempt to meet its April target for an A320 reengining decision, Pratt & Whitney says Airbus is actively brokering a solution to break the impasse over development of a potential International Aero Engines (IAE) version of the geared turbofan involving Rolls-Royce. The move, which comes as Pratt starts assembly of the first PW1000G test version for Bombardier’s CSeries, follows the Airbus decision to accelerate its reengining target to 2015. “We really do value the IAE ...
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