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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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