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Pratt & Whitney Receives Orders for GTF Engines to Power up to 42 More A320neo Family Aircraft

BOC Aviation has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power their latest order of 10 firm and 15 options for Airbus A320neo aircraft. Additionally, Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has selected GTF engines to power up to 17 additional Airbus A320neos.

Airbus A320neo Rendering in BOC Aviation Livery - Courtesy Airbus

On Monday (October 4, 20210, Pratt & Whitney announced the selection of GTF engines to power up to 42 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft from two of the world’s leading aircraft lessors. First, BOC Aviation has selected GTF engines to power their latest order of 10 firm and 15 options for A320neo Family aircraft, which are expected to enter service beginning in 2022. Pratt & Whitney also received an order from Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) for GTF engines to power an additional 10 and up to seven A320neo Family aircraft. With today’s order, ACG increases their firm orders to 40 GTF-powered A320neos.

In today’s announcement, BOC Aviation’s Managing Director and CEO, Robert Martin, said,

“The GTF powers a significant proportion of our A320neo family fleet and we are delighted to be ordering more. The GTF is a highly efficient engine that continues to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits to our airline customers.”

Also commenting on BOC’s GTF order, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, said,

“We thank BOC Aviation for its continued confidence in the GTF engine. We have a strong, almost 25-year relationship with BOC Aviation and we look forward to supporting its latest order of game-changing GTF engines.”

BOC Aviation previously ordered 25 GTF-powered A320neo Family aircraft which have been delivered to operators worldwide. The aircraft lessor has also completed numerous sale-and-leaseback transactions with Middle East Airlines (MEA) and Wizz Air. Previously, BOC acquired 178 Airbus A320ceo Family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney V2500® engines.

As mentioned, Pratt & Whitney also announced an order from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) to power up to 17 additional A320neo Family aircraft.

Commenting on the additional GTF order, ACG’s Senior Vice President – OEM Relations and Market Development, Steven Udvar-Hazy, said,

“We are committed to giving our customers the most efficient and advanced technology possible, and we are happy to do so with this latest tranche of GTF-powered aircraft.”

Pratt & Whitney’s Rick Deurloo added,

“We’re grateful for ACG’s continued confidence in our game-changing GTF engines. GTF-powered aircraft are helping to lead the recovery around the world, while delivering unmatched efficiency, mature reliability and world-class operating costs. We look forward to supporting to ACG and its customers with these engines.”

ACG currently owns or manages 95 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines including PW1500G powers Airbus A220s, V2500 powered A320ceo Family aircraft and PW2000 powered Boeing 757s.

Since entering service in early 2016, Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine for the Airbus A320neo Family has delivered on its promise to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions by up to 16 percent, a noise footprint reduction of up to 75 percent, and regulated emissions by up to 50 percent compared to the CAEP/6 regulatory standard.

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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