Airlines across the world are expecting a significant impact on their operations next year from the latest service guidelines for Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF). P&W-parent RTX said on Monday in a trading update that 600-700 engines require incremental...
UPDATE – Not 1.000, but between 600 and 700. That is the number of incremental shop visits that Pratt & Whitney-parent RTX is guiding for inspections and repairs of Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines that are affected by the powder metal contamination issue. The...
The FAA is to release a new Airworthiness Directive on August 22 that requires additional inspections of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM. This follows the analysis of an incident on an Airbus A320neo in December last year. The issue is related to the powder metal...
Deliveries of Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines for the Airbus A320neo family alone should reach 1.000 per year in 2024 and even 1.200 to 1.300 engines from 2027 through 2030. Until the end of this decade, over 10.000 GTF engines will need to be...
It’s been a milestone without much fanfare except for a few tweets, but Pratt & Whitney has had something to celebrate recently: on January 25, the Geared Turbofan (GTF) has been in commercial service for five years on the Airbus A320neo. With Lufthansa, to be...
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