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Pratt & Whitney Marks GTF Engine Sustainability Milestones

Pratt & Whitney has started the new year by announcing two major milestones for their GTF engines. Since entering service, the industry’s only geared propulsion system has saved over 1.0 billion gallons of fuel and 10 million metric tons of carbon emissions.

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage Engine - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Wednesday (January 11, 2023), Pratt & Whitney marked two major milestones for their GTF engines. Since its entry into service, the industry’s only geared turbofan propulsion system has saved operators 1.0 billion gallons (nearly 4.0 billion liters) of fuel, while also reducing carbon emissions by 10 million metric tons. The company also continues to enhance the GTF Family for current and future aircraft. In the past year, Pratt & Whitney further improved the GTF engine’s best-in-class fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the Airbus A320neo Family.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s President of Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, said,

“We’re the only engine company with a geared fan in commercial service. With the GTF Advantage engine and these key technology development programs, our revolutionary architecture is at the heart of sustainable propulsion today and into the future. GTF engines continue to deliver lower operational costs for our customers; new routes and revenue potential for airlines, airports and communities; and big savings in noise and emissions for passengers and our planet.”

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine Fast Facts - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney has also successfully tested the more powerful GTF Advantage engine on 100 percent SAF, and the company has also started engine certification testing. Additionally, in partnership with Airbus, Pratt & Whitney has started GTF Advantage development flight testing on an Airbus A320neo.

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 16-20 percent, as well a 75% reduction in 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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