Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Engine War....F136 delayed by a year....

I don't know who or what to believe when it comes to the engine wars between GE and Pratt & Whitney.  What I do know is that our society is now so decadent that we have a fancy new term for lies...we call it spinning now.  If you don't know what spin is then watch Fox News and MSNBC cover the exact same news story.  Since both sides can't be telling the truth (they typically take opposing sides) the the one that is not giving the whole story is spinning...or more precisely lying.  That's what we have in this engine war.  Someone is lying but its beyond difficult to figure out who.  Anyway follow the link and read the Reuters story....

EXCLUSIVE: GE, Rolls F-35 engine deliveries said delayed

Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:48pm EST
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deliveries of an alternate F-35 fighter engine being built by General Electric Co (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Rolls-Royce Group PLC (RR.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will be delayed by one year, a source familiar with the program said on Tuesday.
That may be bad news for the team, which is fighting to maintain funding for the second engine for the $300 billion Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) F-35 fighter despite opposition by the White House and Pentagon. In October, the GE-Rolls team was forced to halt testing of its developmental engine until January 2010 when a loose nut damaged turbine blades.
"The entire F136 delivery plan has slipped a year," the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, told Reuters.




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