A YEAR THAT BEGAN WITH PRATT & Whitney's stunning announcement that it would develop replacement parts for CFM56-3 engines contained several more surprises as the months rolled by. By itself, Pratt's decision to break ranks with other engine OEMs and make PMA parts for the world's most popular engine family-- with United Airlines as launch customer--would have been enough for those engaged in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of commercial transports to mark 2006 as a year to ...

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