In a rare development, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney yesterday announced an agreement to flight test Pratt's Geared Turbofan engine on Airbus's A340 testbed, although the engine does not have an application on an Airbus airframe. Testing will occur during the fourth quarter. The GTF has been chosen by Bombardier and Mitsubishi for their respective new aircraft programs, the CSeries and Mitsubishi Regional Jet, and Pratt has touted it for the successors to the A320 and 737NG families (ATW, ...

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