LAN Airlines threw a lifeline to Pratt & Whitney's PW6000 as it placed a launch order for the engine to power 15 firm A318s ordered in late June (ATWOnline, July 1) with options on a further 25 shipsets and spares. The firm order covers 34 engines including four spares, while the options cover 50 installed and six spare engines. A long-term maintenance agreement is part of the deal. Previous orders for the PW6000 were cancelled after the engine experienced extended design delays. LAN ...

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