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Air Lease Corporation Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power up to 166 Airbus Aircraft
Air Lease Corporation has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power 80 firm A320neo Family aircraft, as well as 76 firm and 10 options for GTF-powered Airbus A220s. To date, this brings ALC’s GTF-powered aircraft orders to 222, plus 10 options.
On Monday (July 18, 2022), Pratt & Whitney announced that Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 80 firm A320neo Family and 76 firm and 10 options for GTF-powered A220s. With today’s order, ALC has ordered GTF engines to power a total of 222 firm-ordered aircraft and 10 options. Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines deliver industry-leading sustainability benefits, mature dispatch reliability and world-class operating costs. The engines for the A320neo Family and Airbus A220 delivers a reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions of 16-20 percent, as well a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in NOx emissions below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation. The engines are currently certified to run on up to 50 percent SAF, and have been successfully tested with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.
In Monday’s announcment, Air Lease Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, John Plueger, said,
“ALC is continuing to foster our fleet’s growth in 2022 and beyond. We are pleased to add more GTF-powered aircraft to our fleet, which offer our customers world-class operating economics and dependability.”
Also commenting on the substantial GTF engine order, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, and President – Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, said,
“Pratt & Whitney and ALC have a long, collaborative history. With increasing fuel and commodity prices and growing concerns about climate change, the GTF leads the pack on fuel efficiency, emissions and noise. These GTF-powered aircraft will help ALC’s customers lower their operating costs and environmental footprint, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
ALC manages or has on order over 275 aircraft powered by Pratt and Whitney engines including GTF-powered Airbus A220 and A320neo Families, V2500® powered A320ceos and PW4000-powered A330 Family aircraft. ALC provides dynamic fleet solutions to more than 110 customers in around 70 countries.
A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.
Source(s): Pratt & Whitney, Air Lease Corporation