Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G geared turbofan has been selected by Lufthansa to power its planned fleet of 30 Airbus A320NEOs, representing a victory in what Pratt describes as its first major “head-to-head” competition with arch rival CFM International’s Leap-X. The Lufthansa order for up to 60 engines calls for deliveries starting in 2016, and follows Pratt’s win at Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo, which selected the PW1100G for its planned fleet of 150 aircraft. The IndiGo deal, which ...

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