Pratt & Whitney (UTX), building an engine for Airbus SAS’s A320neo, says orders may double...

|By:, SA News Editor

Pratt & Whitney (UTX), building an engine for Airbus SAS’s A320neo, says orders may double for the new geared turbo-fan powerplant as airlines seek new planes to curb fuel costs that have jumped 43% in the past two years. The United Technologies unit has won orders for variations of the new engine from Airbus, Bombardier, Irkut and Mitsubishi Aircraft.