The race between the CFM LEAP and Pratt & Whitney GTF remains intense. They battle each other for every order - AirInsight
Airbus single aisle engine update
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The race between the CFM LEAP and Pratt & Whitney GTF remains intense. They battle each other for every order on the Airbus single-aisle fleet. The A320neo program has had engine hiccups as the OEM has managed to produce aircraft faster than it can get engines. Images like this (and this) are all around Toulouse airport. Is this bad news? Well, yes, but it is a testimony to the fact the A320neo program has far more successful than Airbus imagined. We would think even John Leahy was taken aback. The engine makers were probably equally surprised and delighted.
Here is our video from April 2011 when Mr. Leahy announced the A320neo family. It is 44 minutes of Mr. Leahy at his best.