British Airways sister company Vueling Airlines SA plans to pick an engine supplier for its expanded fleet of Airbus Group NV jets by next month in a contest between General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney.
British Airways said an Airbus Group NV jet is undergoing engineering checks after suffering an engine surge that caused the pilot to abort a flight to France and return to the carrier’s London Heathrow base.
United Technologies Corp. posted higher third-quarter profit than analysts estimated after boosting aerospace sales by purchasing Goodrich Corp. and a controlling stake in the International Aero Engines venture.
United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney unit accused jet-engine maker Rolls-Royce Group Plc of unfairly using patent litigation to keep it from re-entering the biggest segment of the commercial-airline market.
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, the world’s No. 2 commercial jet-engine maker, will pursue geared turbofan technology championed by rival Pratt & Whitney as it seeks to power future Boeing Co. and Airbus Group NV aircraft.
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.
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it will receive 293 million euros ($382 million) in cash from the sale of half of a military helicopter-engine joint venture to partner Safran SA as it cleans up its holdings.