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LATAM Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power up to 146 Airbus A320neo Family Jets

Adding to their initial 2013 order selecting Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power over 40 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, combined with all remaining options, the deal now includes up to 146 aircraft.

LATAM Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (June 5, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced that LATAM Airlines Group will power up to 146 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft with GTF™ engines. This expands the carrier’s original 2013 order selecting GTF engines to power over 40 aircraft and includes all remaining options. Pratt & Whitney will also provide the Group with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise® comprehensive service agreement. LATAM was the first airline in the Americas to operate the Airbus A320neo. The carrier currently operates over 80 V2500-powered A320ceos and 16 GTF-powered A320 Family aircraft.

In Monday’s announcement, LATAM Airlines Group’s CEO, Roberto Alvo, said,

“At LATAM we are committed not only to connecting South America to the world, but doing so caring for the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. We are proud to enhance our partnership with Pratt & Whitney to power our A320neo family, which will allow us to do so, as we expect to grow this fleet over 100 strong in the coming years.”

Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines’ President, Rick Deurloo, added,

“Our relationship with LATAM, including their predecessor LAN Airlines, dates back more than seven decades with the Twin Wasp engine on Douglas DC-3 aircraft. GTF engines are already delivering exceptional economic and sustainability benefits to LATAM and we look forward to providing even greater value in the years to come.”

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.

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


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