In November, Airbus’s A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF), was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the FAA. Deliveries should begin any day. Its arrival represents the final stage of a rare event: new technology having a disruptive impact in our otherwise conservative industry. Since the A320neo represents a “minimum change” variant of the latest A320ceo (current engine option), it is the engine ...

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