After a rough start to the year with production delays and start-time issues marring the debut of the geared turbofan (GTF), Pratt & Whitney says it is on track to end 2016 in a much improved state, with deliveries accelerating and initial engines performing with dispatch reliability greater than 99%. The company’s recovery plan has focused particularly on improving the production quality of the hybrid aluminum-titanium fan blade used in all but the smallest variants of the ...

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