IAE future engine debate heats up as geared turbofan plans gather momentum
Pratt & Whitney’s next-generation “GEN2” geared turbofan development for future single-aisle aircraft looks increasingly certain to drive a wedge between the International Aero Engines (IAE) partners and Rolls-Royce. Aiming a clear warning at Rolls-Royce, its majority partner in IAE, Pratt & Whitney President David Hess says, “We’re prepared to go it alone, and although we’ll do it with partners, it will probably not be under the existing IAE structure.” Although Pratt & ...
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