GE Aviation has abandoned efforts to keep alive development of its alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The move leaves East Hartford-based Pratt & Whitney as the sole supplier.
A spokesman for GE Aviation says a House vote Wednesday favoring the Pratt and Whitney engine for the Pentagon’s F-35 fighter is a setback for GE, but he says the project will continue — as will efforts to win approval for their alternate engine.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio says Defense Secretary Robert Gates has assured him that funding will continue for an alternate engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet. […]