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Pratt & Whitney and Wizz Air Celebrate 1,000th GTF Powered A320neo Family Aircraft Delivery

Pratt & Whitney has today announced the delivery of the 1000th GTF-powered Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, which was delivered to Wizz Air. The aircraft is an A321neo and Wizz will power 276 A320neo Family aircraft with fuel-efficient GTF engines.

Wizz Air Takes Delivery of the 1000th Pratt & Whitney GTF-powered A320neo Family Aircraft, an A321neo, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Wednesday (April 27, 2022), Pratt & Whitney announced the delivery of the 1000th GTF engine powered Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft. Today’s milestone delivery was an A321neo, which was delivered to Wizz Air. In total, Wizz has selected GTF™ engines to power 276 A320neo Family aircraft, of which 54 have already been delivered. Pratt & Whitney also powers 105 of the airline’s A320ceos with V2500® engines. Airlines worldwide have saved over 600 million gallons of fuel and avoided more than six million metric tons of carbon emissions by operating fuel-efficient GTF engines. Currently, GTF engines power over 1,200 delivered aircraft across three aircraft families with 62 operators.

In today’s announcment, Wizz Air’s Chief Development Officer, Owain Jones, said,

“We are thrilled to accept the 1,000th GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. The industry-leading technology in the GTF engine is helping to power our growth, while significantly reducing our impact on the environment and further reducing our already best-in-class operating costs. Our collaboration with Pratt & Whitney has helped us make air travel affordable for more people than ever before, and they are now partnering with us through our efforts to help our Ukrainian brothers and sisters reach safe destinations.”

Also commenting on the milestone delivery, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, said,

“Congratulations to the Wizz Air team on the 1,000th GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, and on the success that we’ve achieved together since your first flight in 2004. We are honored to work with you in connecting people and in making the world more sustainable.”

Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines deliver industry-leading sustainability benefits, mature dispatch reliability and world-class operating costs. The engines for the A320neo Family deliver a reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions of 16 percent, as well a 75% smaller noise footprint and a 50% reduction in NOx emissions below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation.

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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