Pratt & Whitney is taking twice as long to build geared turbofan (GTF) engine fan blades as would be ideal, which is the primary cause of GTF delivery delays, the CEO of Pratt’s parent company said. United Technologies Corp. (UTC) president and CEO Greg Hayes said UTC subsidiary Pratt will deliver about 150 GTF engines this year instead of 200 as planned, and acknowledged that Pratt will be making payments to airlines as a result of engine delivery delays.  “The ...

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