Tigerair Taiwan Chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power 15 Airbus A320neos
Updated: Feb 14, 2020
Pratt & Whitney announced from the Singapore Airshow 2020 on Wednesday that Tigerair Taiwan has selected the company’s quiet and efficient GTF engines to Power 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
From the Singapore Airshow on Wednesday, Pratt & Whitney announced that Tigerair Taiwan has selected their popular GTF engines to power 15 Airbus A320neos. Tigerair’s order for 15 A320neos is a combination of new aircraft purchased directly from Airbus as well as leased aircraft from ICBC’s SPV, Sky High Leasing Company. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney will provide the carrier with engine maintenance with a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. In Wednesday’s announcement, Tigerair Taiwan’s Chairman, Horng-Jong Chang said,
“Our selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power Tigerair Taiwan’s newest fleet of A320neo aircraft comes with a focus on environmental sustainability and the ability to continue offering our passengers low-cost options with an expanded route network. The GTF engines make flying further while consuming less fuel a viable option for our airline.”
Founded in 2014, Tigerair Taiwan is a low-cost carrier (LCC) headquartered in Taiwan and is a subsidiary of China Airlines. Last December, China Airlines also selected GTF engines to power up to 30 Airbus A321neos. Also commenting on Wednesday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial officer, Rick Deurloo added,
“The proven benefits of the GTF engines will offer Tigerair Taiwan a wide-range of new opportunities to power growth in the Asia-Pacific region as they expand their fleet with A320neo aircraft. Environmental sustainability is a key priority, and the GTF engines provide not only significant reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions, but industry-leading fuel savings as well.”
Pratt & Whitney’s wildly successful GTF engines were introduced in 2016 and have lived up to their promise of reducing fuel burn by 16%, noise footprint by 75% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 50%, compared to the regulatory standard. A division of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs).
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