Sunday, July 14, 2024

Pratt & Whitney Surpasses 1,000 GTF Engine Orders To Date In 2022

By Staff Correspondent

Pratt & Whitney today announced that the company has surpassed 1,000 orders and commitments for GTF engines since the beginning of 2022. These include engines for Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jets E2 family aircraft. Airlines and lessors who have announced orders in 2022 include Aviation Capital GroupAir Lease CorporationAir Canada, Azorra (A220 and E2), Delta Air LinesJetBlue AirwaysPorter Airlines and Qantas Airways. In total, over 10,000 GTF engine orders and commitments have been placed by more than 90 customers worldwide.

“These orders demonstrate not only the strength of aviation’s recovery, but also the value that GTF engines deliver in industry-leading efficiency and sustainability,” said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “GTF engines will have soon saved airlines more than a billion gallons of fuel and avoided more than 10 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. This is in just seven years since entry into service. Over the life of these programs, GTF engines will save our customers billions more.”

The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine is the only geared propulsion system delivering industry-leading sustainability benefits and dependable, world-class operating costs. GTF-powered aircraft reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 16% to 20%, NOx emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%.

Certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and successfully tested on 100% SAF, GTF engines are capable of further reductions in carbon emissions, which will help the aviation industry meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The engine’s revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for more sustainable aviation technologies in the decades ahead, with advancements like the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine and beyond.

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