The EU Commission approves a joint venture for the production of a new aircraft engine (P&W / GE)

"The Commission approves joint venture between P&W and GE for new aircraft engine"*Introduction On 14 September 1999, the Commission adopted a Decision by which it approved the creation of a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and General Electric Aircraft Engines (GE). The joint venture, called the Engine Alliance, is created to develop and sell a new jet engine intended for Airbus’ future, very large aircraft, known as the A3XX. The new engine may also equip possible future extended versions of the B747-400 aircraft that Boeing is considering launching. P&W and GE are two of the world’s three manufacturers of big jet engines, the third competitor being Rolls-Royce plc (RR). RR does not have to develop a completely new engine, but will be able to offer a

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Monica Ekström, The EU Commission approves a joint venture for the production of a new aircraft engine (P&W / GE), 14 September 1999, e-Competitions September 1999, Art. N° 39313

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