Thursday, April 27, 2017

Airbus holds judgment on engine

Airbus continues to reserve judgment on any progress Pratt and Whitney has made in resolving production problems with its PW1100G turbofan. Deliveries of Pratt-powered A320neos remain stunted and the first Pratt-powered A321neo sits undelivered more than four months after certification. Out of an expected 200 A320neo-family deliveries by the end of the year, Airbus shipped 26 during the first quarter, including the first CFM Leap-1A-powered A321neo. (Source: AIN, 04/27/17) Gulf Coast note: The A320 series plant in Mobile, Ala., will eventually build neo planes in addition to the current engine options.