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Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power 15 Cebu Pacific A320neo Family Aircraft

From the Singapore Airshow today, Pratt & Whitney announced that Cebu Pacific Air has selected GTF engines to power 10 A321neo and five A320neo jets.  Pratt & Whitney will also provide the carrier with engine maintenance via an Enginewise® service agreement.

From Left: Pratt & Whitney’s President – Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, and Cebu Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer Michael B. Szucs – Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Tuesday (February 20, 2024), Pratt & Whitney, and RTX business, announced that Cebu Pacific (CEB) has selected GTF™ engines to power 15 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including 10 A321neos and five A320neos.  Pratt & Whitney will also provide maintenance for the engines through an Enginewise® comprehensive service agreement.  The GTF engine features revolutionary geared fan architecture, a Collins Aerospace nacelle and engine accessories, and delivers industry-leading fuel efficiency and sustainability benefits for single-aisle aircraft operators.

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

“Pratt & Whitney has been providing GTF power to Cebu Pacific since 2019.  With deliveries for this most recent order starting in 2025, the GTF engine will provide even more fuel and carbon emissions savings.”


Also commenting on the engine order, Cebu Pacific’s CEO, Michael B. Szucs, added,


“We continue to grow the number of routes we offer to our passengers while benefitting from lower operating costs.  Lower operating costs are a key component for us to continue our growth and the substantial improvements in fuel burn are a part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.”


Currently, Cebu Pacific operates 22 FTF-powered Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.  Previously, Pratt & Whitney also supplied JT8D engines for the carrier’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jets.  Cebu Pacific and Pratt & Whitney’s relationship dates back to the 1990s.


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


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