Pratt & Whitney announced Thursday that China Airlines has selected the company’s GTF engines to power up to 30 Airbus A321neos. China Airlines has a firm order for 25 A321neos with an option for five more.
China Airlines and Pratt & Whitney announced Thursday that the flag carrier of Taiwan has selected P&W GTF engines to power up to 30 Airbus A321neos ordered last June. China Airlines has a firm order for 25 aircraft with a purchase option for an additional five. The total order includes both aircraft ordered from Airbus and leased aircraft from ALC and CALC. The airline has also inked a deal for Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise® Comprehensive service for the long-term maintenance of the fleet’s GTF engines. In today’s announcement, China Airlines’ Chairman, Su-Chien Hsieh said,
“We are confident that the Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will provide our airline with reduced noise, environmental consciousness, and fuel efficiencies we look for to support our operation to various destinations in the future.”
Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President of Sales – Asia Pacific, Mary Ellen Jones added,
“Today we are sharing a momentous occasion with China Airlines, a relationship that originated 60 years ago when they first began operating aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney Twin WASP engines. China Airlines shares in Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to providing innovative solutions and advanced technology to support long-term growth in the Asia-Pacific region, and the GTF engines are integral in powering this evolution.”
Pratt & Whitney’s wildly successful GTF engines were introduced in 2016 and have lived up to their promise to reduce fuel burn by 16%, noise footprint by 75% and nitric 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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