This Australian Aviation feature from Tom Ballantyne looks at the where to next for Pratt and Whitney's geared turbofan engine.
Airbus has reaffirmed its full year guidance of 800 aircraft deliveries in calendar 2018 as it works to overcome engine production issues that have hampered its A320neo narrowbody program so far in the current year. The unchanged outlook was included in the Airbus financial results presentation for the first half of calendar 2018 handed down
Pratt and Whitney has nearly completed the redesign of a faulty engine part responsible for delays to deliveries of the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft, a news report says. The Bloomberg news agency reported on June 19 Airbus executive Klaus Roewe telling reporters the engine maker was “close to finalizing the redesign”. “We’re reasonably confident
Pratt and Whitney has proposed an upgrade to the F-35 Lightning II’s F135 engine that would increase useable power while reducing fuel consumption. Dubbed Growth Option 2.0, the new engine would utilise a more advanced power and thermal management system (PTMS) enabling the aircraft to carry new weapons and sensors, plus new compressor and turbine