HARTFORD, Connecticut—Pratt & Whitney has begun simultaneous assembly of the first development PW1000G geared turbofans (GTF) for Embraer’s E-Jet E2 and Irkut’s MC-21 new airliners at its Middletown, Connecticut-based facility. The debut of the two latest engine variants marks a key milestone for Pratt’s expanding GTF-product line, as well as a significant step in its strategy to retake a broad swathe of the single-aisle engine market. The PW1900G for ...

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