A nearly overheated commercial aircraft market and a flat or even declining military business base has ratcheted up competition among the big enginemakers to another level, underscored by the gloves-off remarks of the big engine chiefs during this week's Farnborough air show. "It's an all-fronts war everywhere" against rivals Pratt&Whitney and Rolls-Royce, declares GE Aircraft Engines president and CEO Jim McNerney, whose company is headed for top of the heap this year with ...

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