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Aviation Capital Group Chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power up to 60 More Airbus Aircraft

Aviation Capital Group has elected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power 20 Airbus A220s as well as 20 Firm A320neo aircraft orders and 20 options. The new order brings ACG’s GTF-powered aircraft commitment to 80 firm orders and 27 options.


Airbus A220-300, A320neo and A320XLR Rendered in ACG Livery - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney/Airbus

On Monday (May 9, 2022), Pratt & Whitney announced that aircraft lessor Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has selected GTF™ engines to power up to 60 additional Airbus aircraft, including firm orders for 20 A220s, as well a 20 firm A320neo orders and 20 options. Including the new order, ACG currently has firm GTF commitments to power 80 firm aircraft orders and 27 options. ACG owns, manages or has on order 145 Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft including Airbus A220 and A320neo Family aircraft powered by GTF engines, as well as A320ceos powered by V2500® engines and Boeing 757s powered by PW2000 engines. ACG serves approximately 90 customers in 45 countries with dynamic fleet solutions.


In today’s announcment, Aviation Capital Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Steven C. Udvar-Hazy, said,


“The GTF engine continues to deliver impressive economic and environmental benefits to our customers. We are pleased to increase ACG’s commitment for additional GTF-powered aircraft.”


Also commenting on the additional GTF order, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, said,


“Leading lessors like ACG are recognizing the increasing value that GTF engines are giving operators. With fuel prices and environmental concerns on the rise, GTF engines’ lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are growing more attractive by the day.”


Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines deliver industry-leading sustainability benefits, mature dispatch reliability and world-class operating costs. The engines for the A320neo Family deliver a reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions of 16 percent, as well a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in NOx emissions below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation.


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: Pratt & Whitney