BREAKING FLIGHTBLOGGER NEWS: Pratt & Whitney approached for new high thrust GTF widebody engine

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Pratt & Whitney has been approached by an unspecified manufacturer to conduct an initial study for a Geared Turbofan engine for a widebody application, writes FlightBlogger.

Vice President for P&W's Next Generation Product Family, Bob Saia tells FlightBlogger that the engine would be a PW4000 replacement in the 60,000 to 100,000 lb thrust range for a 250 passengers and above aircraft. Saia declined to specify which manufacturer, Airbus or Boeing, had commissioned the study.