After a tumultuous 2018 for the big engine makers, mostly related to production pressures on commercial models, there are hopes for a smoother—if perhaps even busier—year ahead as manufacturing capacity finally matches demand. For General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce, more than a decade’s worth of major new civil engine development programs are either complete or, in the case of GE’s GE9X for Boeing’s 777X, in the final stages of certification, ...

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