Pratt & Whitney will add another 1,000 engines to its geared-turbofan backlog this week at the Paris air show—adding to its existing orderbook of more than 4,000. “That’s a certainty,” says President David Hess as the company begins looking towards a next-generation “Geared Turbofan Advanced.” PW1500G and PW1700G engines for the 365 orders and other commitments announced yesterday by Embraer at the launch of its E-Jet E2 family will make up a large part of the show total, he says. ...


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