Deurloo eschews the usual Performance Improvement Package (PIP) moniker, however.
“We have been discussing with Airbus for some time, an improvement to the current configuration or our expected configuration,” Deurloo said. “I think that's a testament to the geared architecture. It's given us some runway to do a little bit more on that engine.
PW has been in conversation with Airbus for the last few years about an engine that will take configuration at the end of this year, and put in an improvement.
New name, better economics, better durability.
Designed for the A321XLR, but greater flexibility.