Labor shortage drives Pratt & Whitney engine shortfall
Pratt, looking for staff to build and maintain engines, is trying to keep up with Airbus.
The same forces causing the engine of the global economy to sputter on its way to recovery are weighing on Pratt & Whitney’s attempts to match the steeply climbing rate of production at Airbus, its most important commercial engine customer.
Rick Deurloo, in his first interview as President of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, told The Air Current that “we had a plan coming into this year and the supply chain is stretching it, and a big part of that is labor.”
The engine maker is about 70 engines behind its previous delivery plan, a figure first shared by Raytheon Technologies chief executive Greg Hayes in April. “We still are off of that,” said Deurloo.Subscribe to continue reading...
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