As Airbus closes on a go-ahead decision for its A320 New Engine Option (NEO), potential launch customer Qatar Airways confirms it is in talks with Pratt & Whitney about the geared turbofan (GTF) for the aircraft. Plans for the re-engined A320 family variants were unveiled by Airbus last year, which would be offered with a choice of advanced turbofans: a version of the P&W PW1000G GTF—possibly through existing supplier International Aero Engines—and the CFM LEAP-X. The A320 ...


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