Airbus announced (06-Apr-2011) its customers have selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G turbofan as the lead development engine for the A320neo family. With A320neo commitments in excess of 300, Airbus has brought forward the entry-into-service from 2016 to Oct-2015. With the combination of new more-efficient engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices, Airbus estimates the aircraft will deliver up to 15% in fuel savings. Engines offered on the A320neo are CFM International’s LEAP-X and Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G. [more]
Pratt & Whitney stated it’s PW1100G engine programme will be able to cope with the accelerated development of the A320ne (Bloomberg, 06-Apr-2011).