The Engine Scene: Single-Aisle Battles And Variable-Cycle Tests
By Guy Norris
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
With several engines due to make their first test runs or flights, and others ramping up production, manufacturers face a pivotal 2014 as the boom continues in the civil aircraft market.
The weight of expectancy falls heaviest on Pratt & Whitney and General Electric/Snecma company CFM. An entire new generation of single-aisle airliners is depending on their PW1000G and Leap engines delivering major fuel savings, and 2014 will mark key test milestones.