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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Russian Engines

U.S.-based Pratt & Whitney has signed a deal with Russia?s Aviadvigatel to modernize a Russian-designed jet engine to develop turbines for power stations, the Novostei newspaper reported Wednesday.

The two companies signed a protocol to develop an improved version of the PS-90A jet engine, the type most commonly used on Russian airliners, the report said. The new design, incorporating some Western parts, would be used as a basis to produce gas turbines for use in electrical power stations, it said.

Pratt & Whitney, a leading builder of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, will spend up to $125 million in the deal, the report said.