GTF better, says one airline; engine OEMs need 12-18 months to solve issues, says lessor
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May 16, 2018 - Leeham News
Pratt & Whitney has a long way to go to fix all its problems on the Geared Turbo Fan engine, but one airline customer says the situation is getting better.
Ted Christie, CFO of Spirit Airlines, said all five A320neos it's received are now operating. These famously were pictured parked and months at the D/FW International Airport with covers on the engines.
The fuel burn is better than the advertised 15% reduction, Christie said, without specifying how much better. Industry scuttlebutt indicates the GTF is...