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Buyers ditch new Pratt engine for GE model

Pratt's turbine meets performance specifications but is beset by manufacturing hurdles, delivery delays, glitches


PRATT & Whitney's US$10 billion bet on a new jet engine is faltering after a troubled rollout, and buyers are rushing to a General Electric model instead.

The GE turbine has won 10 times as many orders this year to power a narrow-body Airbus plane on which the two...