July 18, 2018 / 7:55 AM / 5 months ago

Airbus says Pratt & Whitney catching up on engine delays

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus said on Wednesday that supplier Pratt & Whitney was catching up on engine delays and there would be an improvement especially in the second half of the year.

Airbus has faced a backlog of up to 100 A320neo jets sitting on the ground outside factories without their engines due to delays in deliveries, mainly from U.S.-based Pratt & Whitney.

Airbus is holding an investor meeting on day three of the Farnborough Airshow near London. (Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Mark Potter)

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