Aircraft engine makers blamed over high profile delays

“We will focus very much on customers, together with Pratt & Whitney. We can do this.”

Aircraft engine makers blamed over high profile delays

“We will focus very much on customers, together with Pratt & Whitney. We can do this.”

15 February 2018 Thursday 17:10
Aircraft engine makers blamed over high profile delays

By Azania Post Reporter

ENGINE makers of airbus have been blamed over delay to deliver their commitments something which is not good for customer trust and business growth.

The company’s CEO Tom Enders to reporters that the firm was in talks with suppliers to increase the production rate of its best-selling single aisle jet further, calling on engine makers to deliver on their commitments after high-profile delays.

“If we look at the piled up demand and the backlog, we need to progress on rate 70, which is underway right now. We are in advanced discussions with our supply chain on feasibility and from when on it could be done,” he said.

A new issue was discovered with Pratt & Whitney engines for the A320neo this month and Airbus CEO Enders also said engines for the same plane made by CFM - a joint venture of GE and Safran - were currently experiencing delays.

“It is unfortunate, it isn’t pretty, it means additional work, stress and strain,” he said of the Pratt engine issues.

“We will focus very much on customers, together with Pratt & Whitney. We can do this.”

He added that he had a “strong commitment” from the leaders of GE and Safran that they would do everything they could to fix the issues as soon as possible.

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