Buoyed by the success of running a geared-fan Advanced Technology Fan Integrator demonstrator engine for the first time on March 17, Pratt&Whitney Canada President Gilles Ouimet hopes to win backing for a formal launch of the geared PW800 regional- and business-jet engine in about a year. "We need to have a [launch] customer that, obviously, has the credibility and that we know will come through with an aircraft that will succeed in the marketplace" to go ahead with the program, ...


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