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TAAG Airlines Signs Fleet Management Program With Pratt & Whitney Canada for PW150A Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada has today signed a six-year Fleet Management™ Program agreement with Angola’s TAAG Airlines for PW150A engines, which power their fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 regional turboprops. 


TAAG Airlines PW150A-Powered De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Wednesday (May 1, 2024), Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the signing of a new Fleet Management™ Program (FMP) agreement with Angola’s TAAG Airlines.  The six-year engine maintenance agreement will cover TAAG’s PW150A engines, which power the carrier’s fleet of De Havilland Canada (DHC) Dash 8-400 regional turboprop aircraft.  The agreement also includes Pratt & Whitney’s proprietary oil-analysis technology, as well as their FAST™ diagnostic and prognostics solution, which captures, analyzes, and wirelessly sends full-flight data intelligence to the customer within minutes of engine shutdown.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Vice President – Customer Service, Irene Makris, said,


“Airlines that provide regional connectivity such as TAAG play a vital role in helping customers travel to major urban centers, often for connections to international destinations.  Consequently, the dispatch reliability of regional aircraft plays a critical role in keeping the entire ecosystem operating efficiently and economically.  By maintaining TAAG's PW150A engines we are helping to ensure optimal aircraft availability and engine asset management.”


Also commenting the new engine maintenance agreement, TAAG Airlines’ CEO, Nelson de Oliveira, added,

 

“With a roughly 75-passenger capacity, optimal fuel efficiency, and overall reliability, the PW150A-powered Dash 8-400 fits our needs.  P&WC's FMP program is ideal for us as we can rely on the proven expertise of the engine original equipment manufacturer to ensure we gain maximum productivity and efficiency from our PW150A engines.”

 

Powering 90 percent of the 30 to 90 passenger regional aircraft today, the PW100/PW150 Family of engines allow operators to consume 20-45 percent less fuel, while producing 50 percent fewer CO2 emissions compared to similar capacity regional jets.  The engines also deliver the best lifecycle costs and help sustain an aircraft’s value.  This year, the PW100/PW150 Family of engines marks 40 years since entry-into-service.

 

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.  With over 185,000 team members worldwide, Arlington, Virginia-based RTX is the parent company of Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney and Raytheon.  In 2023, the aerospace giant reported revenue of $69 billion.

 

 

Source: RTX/Pratt & Whitney

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