By Karen Jacobs and Tim Hepher
Pratt, a unit of United Technologies Corp
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Chief Executive David Hess said he expected deals for the upgraded A320 this week. "Orders for the neo you're going to see are astounding," he told Reuters in an interview a day before the official start of the Paris airshow.
Pratt's geared turbofan has more than 1,200 engines on order, including options, for the Bombardier
Pratt also builds the engine used on the early production models of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being built by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp
(Reporting by Tim Hepher and Karen Jacobs; Editing by Diane Craft)