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Condor Signs EngineWise® Maintenance Agreement With Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney has today announced that Condor has signed an EngineWise Maintenance long-term agreement for their fleet of 41 GTF-powered Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including 13 A320neos and 28 A321neos.

From L to R: Scott Cika, regional vice president, Customer Business for Europe at Pratt & Whitney and the Condor Flugdienst GmbH team including Axel Schefe, group director, Fleet Management & Strategic Maintenance Procurement, Arndt Berlage, senior contracting manager, Björn Walther, chief financial officer and Sabina Heil, senior manager, Fleet Management, Aircraft Leasing in front of the GTF engine – Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Wednesday (June 21, 2023), from the Paris Air Show, Pratt & Whitney announced that Condor has signed an EngineWise Maintenance long-term agreement for their fleet of 41 GTF-powered Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, consisting of 13 A320neos and 28 A321neos. Pratt & Whitney and Condor’s relationship dates back over 60 years with the Wasp-powered Convair CV-240 aircraft. Subsequently, the airline has operated a full range of Pratt & Whitney-powered airplanes including the Douglas DC-8, Boing 707, 727, 737, 747 and 757. Condor also currently operates PW4000-powered Boeing 767-300ERs.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Condor’s Chief Financial Officer, Björn Walther, said,

“GTF-powered aircraft will provide an exceptional combination of economic and environmental benefits for our business and passengers. EngineWise services will provide the insights we need to optimize the efficiency of fleet and operations, to support our ambition to enable responsible, and at the same time comfortable, travels with significantly reduced carbon emissions, lower fuel consumption and less noise.”

Also commenting on the signing of the maintenance agreement, Pratt & Whitney’s President of Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, said,

“Condor will not only benefit from the latest engine technology delivering the greenest, most fuel-efficient engines in service today, but they will also have access to our portfolio of services and solutions to advance the performance and maturity of their fleet.”

The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine, featuring Collins Aerospace nacelle and accessories, offers Airbus A320neo Family operators the greatest fuel efficiency and reduced GHG emissions. GTF-powered aircraft deliver fuel consumption and emissions reductions of 16 to 20 percent, a reduction of NOx emissions of up to 50 percent compared to ICAO CAEP/6 regulations and a 75 percent smaller noise footprint versus prior generation aircraft. Currently, GTF engines are certified to run on 50 percent SAF, and have been successfully tested to run on 100 percent SAF.

Founded in 1956, Condor Flugdienst GmbH is Germany’s favorite leisure airline and serves over nine million guests annually to 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and America from nine German gateways, Zurich and Vienna. The German leisure carrier has a fleet of over 50 aircraft which are meticulously maintained to the highest safety standards by their wholly-owned subsidiary Condor Technik with facilities in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Condor was the German launch customer for the state-of-the-art Airbus A330neo.

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, Condor


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