Pratt & Whitney expects to be able to bring its proposed Geared Turbofan single-aisle engine to market by 2012, with a 12% improvement in fuel burn compared with today's narrowbody engines, a 20%-25% reduction in noise (dBs) and a 70% reduction in NOx emissions versus CAEP 2, President Steven Finger said yesterday at the company's media day in Hartford, Conn. This timetable is at least three years ahead of statements by Airbus and Boeing executives, who have said that a 737/A320 ...

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