Pratt GTF Flights Begin As CFM Leap Scoops Orders

Credit: Pratt & Whitney
The first salvoes in a dramatically intensifying battle for the single-aisle airliner powerplant market were fired here as the first flight of Pratt & Whitney's PW1500G geared turbofan coincided with a landslide of orders for CFM International's Leap X1A on the Airbus A320NEO (new engine option)...

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