"We're not waiting. We're offering out engines to Airbus and Boeing (Co (BA.N))," Hess told investors in New York. "We're not afraid of going it alone."
The geared turbofan engine is substantially more fuel efficient than current jet engines, Pratt officials said.
Airbus is a unit of EADS (EAD.PA).
Earlier on Friday, the diversified U.S. manufacturer confirmed its 2010 profit forecast. [ID:N12123412] (Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)