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Pratt launches GTF engine on Mitsubishi RJ.(FINANCIAL RESULTS, NEW DEALS, AND REPORTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE)(Geared Turbofan )(Brief article)

Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced Oct. 9 that MHI has selected Pratt's Geared Turbofan as the exclusive engine for its proposed 70/90-seat regional jet, the first selection for the powerplant, which the engine-maker also is promoting for the Bombardier CSeries and the next-generation narrowbody.

"We believe the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engine offers a technological breakthrough that will provide the best economy and performance for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet," MHI President Kazuo Tsukuda stated. …

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