The Engine Scene: Single-Aisle Battles And Variable-Cycle Tests

By Guy Norris
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 30, 2013

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.

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