AVIATION: Wright's Rights

As the two biggest U.S. makers of airplane engines, Pratt & Whitney and Wright Aeronautical have long been stiff competitors. Three years ago, Pratt & Whitney got the jump on Wright in the jet engine field by getting the U.S. license to produce the Rolls-Royce "Nene" jet. The Nene, and P. & W. refinements of it, now power several models of U.S. fighters and bombers. On the other hand, Wright has not yet produced a jet engine on its assembly line.

Last week Wright got a jet engine of its own, also from Britain. For a price around "several millions," Wright...

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