Air Peace Receives First Embraer E195-E2 Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines
The Nigeria-based airline took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 jet powered by Pratt & Whitney’s highly efficient GTF engines and the APS2600 auxiliary power unit (APU). Air Peace previously operated the Dornier 328JET powered by PW300 engines.
On Wednesday (January 27, 2021), Pratt & Whitney announced that Nigeria-based Air Peace has taken delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 Jet powered by the company’s highly efficient and quiet GTF engines. The aircraft has also been configured with a Pratt & Whitney APS2600 auxiliary power unit (APU). Previously, Air Peace operated the Dornier 328JET powered by Pratt & Whitney PW300 engines. In today’s announcement, Air Peace’s CEO, Allen Onyema, said,
“When looking at the future growth of our airline, the E195-E2 was a clear choice for us. The fuel efficiency of the GTF engine will allow us to explore additional regional route offerings, and supports our long-term goals to continue expanding our fleet.”
Also commenting on the aircraft delivery, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, added,
“We’d like to offer a warm welcome to Air Peace as they join the GTF engine family. We appreciate the confidence that Air Peace has placed in us, along with the successful relationship we have built together, and we look forward to delivering the benefits of the engine’s advanced technology.”
The Embraer E195-E2 offers a 24 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat compared to the previous generation E195 and delivers NOx emissions which are 50 percent below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation. Additionally, the aircraft/engine configuration delivers an improved noise profile with 19dB-20dB of ICAO Chapter 4 cumulative noise margin.
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. In 2020, the company celebrated their 95th year in business.
Source: Pratt & Whitney