Tigerair Taiwan Takes Delivery of First Pratt & Whitney GTF Powered Airbus A320neo
Tigerair Taiwan and Pratt & Whitney celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Pratt & Whitney GTF powered Airbus A320neo today. Tigerair originally placed the engine order in 2019 and operates a mixed fleet of owned and leased aircraft.
On Thursday (April 8, 2021), Pratt & Whitney announced the delivery of the first GTF-powered Airbus A320neo to Tigerair Taiwan. The engine order was originally placed in 2019 and the airline operates a mixed fleet of owned and leased aircraft. Tigerair Taiwan is a low-cost-carrier based in Taiwan and is a subsidiary of China Airlines. The airline currently operates 11 Airbus A320ceos powered by Pratt & Whitney V2500® engines. Since entering service in 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, while reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent, compared to the regulatory standard, and offering a noise footprint reduction of 75 percent.
In Thursday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo, said,
“We’re excited for Tigerair Taiwan to receive their first GTF-powered Airbus A320neo. Environmental and economic sustainability are key priorities for both companies, and the fuel savings with the GTF engine that will help reduce emissions and lower operating costs to best serve their customers. We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”
Also commenting on the aircraft delivery, Tigerair Taiwan’s Chief Operations Officer, Dennis Lai, added,
“We are thrilled to receive our first A320neo and experience those benefits firsthand for years to come.”
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. In 2020, the company celebrated their 95th year in business.
Source: Pratt & Whitney