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Royal Jordanian Chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power up to 30 Aircraft

Royal Jordanian has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power up to 30 aircraft, including up to 20 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, as well as up to 10 Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft.

Royal Jordanian Airbus A320ceo - Courtesy Royal Jordanian

On Wednesday (November 9, 2022), from the Bahrain International Airshow, Pratt & Whitney announced that Royal Jordanian has selected GTF engines to power up to 30 new aircraft. The engines will power up to 20 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including A320neos and A321neos, as well as up to 10 Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, including E190-E2 and E195-E2 models. The carrier has also finalized an agreement with Pratt & Whitney for long-term engine maintenance. Royal Jordanian expects deliveries of the new aircraft from late 2023, as the airline renews their entire standard body and regional fleet over the next 3-5 years.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Royal Jordanian’s Vice Chairman and CEO, Samer Majali, said,

“We have selected GTF-powered aircraft for their industry-leading efficiency, longer range and exceptional operating economics. These aircraft will allow us to modernize our fleet and offer new routes, all while keeping airfare affordable and significantly reducing our carbon emissions.”

Also commenting on the GTF engine commitment, Pratt & Whitney’s President of Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, added,

“Pratt & Whitney has been powering Royal Jordanian aircraft since the 1960s, with the Douglas DC-6 and its four Double Wasp engines, followed by the Boeing 707 and 727 in the 1970s and 1980s and the A330 in last decade. With the addition of these GTF-powered aircraft, Royal Jordanian will benefit from the geared fan technology that revolutionized the industry with dramatic reductions in noise, emissions and fuel consumption.”

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% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in NOx emissions below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation. The engines are certified to operate on 50 percent SAF and have been successfully tested with 100 percent SAF.

Based in Amman, Jordan, Royal Jordanian is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Jordan, and has now become the second airline to commit to GTF engines to power both Airbus A320neo Family and Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft. Currently, Royal Jordanian operates 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft powered by International Aero Engine’s V2500® engines.

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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