GoAir Chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power A320neo Family Fleet
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
At the Dubai Airshow Wednesday, Pratt & Whitney announced that GoAir has selected GTF engines to power their order of 72 A320neo Family aircraft.
Today, Pratt & Whitney announced that Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) GoAir has chosen Pratt &Whitney GTF engines to power their order of 72 additional Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. Additionally, GoAir has selected Pratt & Whitney’s long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. GoAir will begin receiving the new aircraft in 2021. In today’s announcement GoAir’s Managing Director, Mr. Jeh Wadia said,
“We are pleased to partner with Pratt & Whitney once again for our next batch of 72 Airbus A320neo aircraft. We believe that the Pratt & Whitney GTF fuel efficient engines are best-in-class and most suited for our network and operations. With its revolutionary geared fan technology, the GTF engines will allow GoAir to fulfill its commitment towards carbon emissions. These benefits result in quieter communities, quieter flights and cleaner air. Besides, Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will permit GoAir to continue its aggressive growth strategy and at the same time maintain our cost advantage.”
Based in Mumbai India, GoAir currently operates a fleet of 38 GTF-powered A320neos, which are part of GoAir’s 2012 order for 72 GTF-powered A320neos. Also commenting on Wednesday’s Dubai Airshow order, Pratt & Whitney’s SVP and Chief Customer Officer, Rick Deurloo stated,
“India is a fast-developing and critically important region, and GoAir has been instrumental in contributing to this growth. Pratt & Whitney and GoAir share a close relationship going back to 2012, one that we are proud to grow and further strengthen with the expansion of their fleet powered by the GTF engine. The fuel and environmental efficiencies of the GTF engines are well-matched to the needs of GoAir, and we are honored to continue our collaboration together.
Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) and is a world leader in design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units (APUs). Go Airlines (India) Ltd. is a division of the Wadia Group. Operating under the brand GoAir, the Mumbai-based low-cost carrier’s goal has been to commoditize air travel, offering airfares at a small premium versus rail fares across India. GoAir operates more than 325 daily flights and around 1,800 flights to 33 domestic and international destinations.
Source(s): Pratt & Whitney, GoAir