WITH A DEMONSTRATOR ENGINE IN ground tests and its recent selection on two new aircraft programs, Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan is flying high. Last October, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that the engine would be the sole powerplant on the proposed 70/90-seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet. That was followed a month later by the news that Bombardier likewise had selected it as the exclusive engine for its CSeries family of aircraft in the 110/130-seat class, pending final ...

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