AEGEAN Airlines Celebrates Delivery of First Pratt & Whitney GTF Powered Airbus A320neo
Pratt & Whitney and AEGEAN Airlines celebrated on Thursday the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney’s fuel-efficient and quiet GTF engines. AEGEAN has leased the new aircraft through the Aviation Capital Group (ACG).
Today, Pratt & Whitney and the Greek national flag carrier AEGEAN Airlines announced the delivery of the carrier’s first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney’s popular GTF engines. AEGEAN has leased the new aircraft through the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). In Thursday’s announcement, AEGEAN Airlines’ Chairman, Eftichios Vassilakis said,
“We are very pleased to take delivery of our first GTF-powered A320neo aircraft, the first out of 46 in total that will be delivered within the next five years initiating our new era. The fuel savings and reduced emissions enabled by the GTF engines will enhance our competitiveness, and the ability to reach further destinations will benefit our passengers and Greek tourism overall.”
Athens Greece-based AEGEAN Airlines serves 155 destinations in 44 countries worldwide. In 2018, the Greek national flag carrier selected GTF engines to power up to 67 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney will maintain the engines for AEGEAN through a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. The airline also currently operates a fleet of 49 Pratt & Whitney V2500® powered A320ceo aircraft. AEGEAN’s subsidiary, Olympic Air operates P&W 12 PW-100 regional turboprops as well. Also commenting on Thursday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo added,
“Pratt & Whitney powered AEGEAN Airlines’ first turboprop aircraft upon its inception in 1999 and currently powers the airline’s entire A320ceo fleet. We are excited to continue our relationship as AEGEAN begins operating with the game-changing technology of the GTF engine.”
Pratt & Whitney’s extraordinarily successful GTF engines were introduced in 2016 and have lived up to their promise of reducing fuel burn by 16%, noise footprint by 75% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%, compared to the regulatory standard. A division of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs).
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