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JetSMART Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power an Additional 35 Airbus A320neo Family Jets

From the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday (February 20th), Pratt & Whitney announced that JetSMART has selected the company’s quiet and efficient GTF™ engines to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including nine A321XLRs. 

JetSMART A321neo - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Tuesday (February 20, 2024), from the Singapore Airshow, Pratt & Whitney announced that ultra-low-cost carrier ULCC) JetSMART has selected GTF™ engines to power 35 additional Airbus A32oneo Family jets, including nine A321XLRs.  Inspections of the engines will also be covered by a Pratt & Whitney Enginewise® maintenance support agreement.  In June 2019, JetSMART also selected the GTF engine to power 70 Airbus A320neo Family jets. Additionally, the carrier operates 15 leased A320neo Family aircraft, as well as 11 V2500® powered A320ceos. 

In Tuesday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s President – Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, said,

We are building upon our collaboration with JetSMART as they drive continued expansion in the Latin American market.  With unmatched fuel efficiency, payload and range, GTF engines will enable JetSMART to open new routes across South America and fly more people, farther, with less fuel and lower carbon emissions.”


Also commenting on the engine order, JetSMART’s CEO, Estuardo Ortiz, added,


“We are pleased to select additional GTF engines for our A320neo family fleet, as a key element to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%, with a 75% smaller noise footprint.  All of this contributes to our ULCC model and commitment to low fares and sustainable aviation, providing a better experience to our customers.”

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.  Arlington, Virginia-based RTX is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company, employing over 185,000 team members worldwide.  The company’s industry-leading business units include Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney and Raytheon.  In 2023, RTX generated sales totaling $68.9 billion.



Source: RTX/PRNewswire


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