The Engine Alliance (EA), a General Electric-Pratt & Whitney joint venture, plans later this year to define a new set of performance upgrade packages to the Airbus A380’s GP7200 engine as Airbus continues to evaluate future propulsion options ranging from incremental improvements to re-engining. The packages cover a variety of options ranging from relatively minor, near-term changes that could be fielded by 2017, to more substantial revamps that would involve wholesale changes to ...

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