An engine failure aboard a Spirit Airlines Inc. plane is being probed by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is recalling some employees furloughed in the U.S. government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
Kingfisher Airlines Ltd., the carrier that’s halted flights after defaulting on payments to employees and airports, filed a $234 million lawsuit for damages from International Aero Engines AG, citing engine defects.
United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney jet-engine unit filed patent-infringement complaints against Rolls-Royce Group Plc , a counterpunch in a dispute that may affect delivery of Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner airplanes.
Rolls-Royce Group Plc must lower the $3.7 billion in damages sought in a patent lawsuit against United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney because the jet- engine maker overstated the effect of competition, a judge ruled.
The rivalry over engine sales for more than 1,100 narrow-body jets flared anew when a fuel-saving claim by a General Electric Co.-Safran SA joint venture spurred Pratt & Whitney to denounce the assertion as “garbage.”