Pratt & Whitney Announces It Has Solution For Airbus Engine Issues Written 22 February 2018

Reuters reports that Pratt & Whitney “said on Wednesday it has found a solution to the issues that had caused delays in supplying engines” to Airbus, grounding some A320neo aircraft. Pratt, a division of United Technologies, indicated that its solution to a “knife-edge seal” issue draws from a design with which the company has “significant experience,” but did not provide additional details. Reuters “reported earlier on Wednesday that the company was likely to return to a previous seal as a way of temporarily dealing with the issue that safety authorities warned could shutdown a plane’s engine mid-flight.” Although some A320neo deliveries had been halted after the problems arose in January, Pratt “said it will restart engine deliveries in early March.” Airbus CEO Tom Enders “said last week that deliveries to customers should resume in April.”
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