The PW4000 Engine Family

The PW4000 Engine Family

There has been a lot of press recently related to the PW4000 engine family. Let’s review the PW4000 engine family produced by Pratt & Whitney. This family of high by-pass ratio engines has three distinct engine diameters of 94 inches, 100 inches, and 112 inches....
Big Pratt & Whitney win

Big Pratt & Whitney win

After the maligning of the GTF from India, here comes something interesting.  Frontier Airlines announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 134 Airbus A320neos. The engines will power 49 A320neo, 67 A321neo, and 18 A321XLR aircraft, with the...
CFM LEAP vs P&W GTF

CFM LEAP vs P&W GTF

Engine makers are under some of the greatest stress as the pandemic continues.  The Power by The Hour business model worked well until engines stopped working.  The business model of offering the engines at near-zero and making up the value in spares and shop visits...