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Viva Aerobus Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power 90 more Airbus A321neos

Viva Aerobus has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power 90 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft with deliveries from 2027. The carrier previously ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neo Family aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Wednesday (July 5, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced that Viva Aerobus has selected Pratt GTF engines to power 90 additional Airbus A321neos for delivery from 2027. Previously, the carrier ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neos, and with the new order, Viva Aerobus has now committed to 155 aircraft with GTF engines. The airline has also extended their EngineWise® Maintenance long-term agreement to cover the maintenance of Viva’s entire GTF-powered fleet.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Viva Aerobus’ CEO, Juan Carlos Zuazua, said,

“As we continue to grow and renew our fleet, we need the best engine technology, with lower operating costs and fuel efficiency. At Viva Aerobus our mission is not only to be always safe, always reliable, and always low fares, but to do so in a way that is mindful of the environment. Our commitment to The Future is Green, our environmental culture, has led us down the path of innovation and state of the art technology. This GTF engine agreement with Pratt & Whitney is an important step towards further reducing our environmental footprint.”

Also commenting on the GTF order, Pratt & Whitney’s President of Commercial Engines, Rick Deurloo, said,

“We have a long history with Viva Aerobus, starting with their V2500-powered A320ceos in 2014. With GTF engines delivering world-class fuel efficiency, we are pleased that Viva Aerobus continues to depend on us as they grow their airline with the most sustainable engines for single-aisle aircraft.”

The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine, featuring Collins Aerospace nacelle and accessories, offers Airbus A320neo Family operators the greatest fuel efficiency and reduced GHG emissions. GTF-powered aircraft deliver fuel consumption and emissions reductions of 16 to 20 percent, a reduction of NOx emissions of up to 50 percent compared to ICAO CAEP/6 regulations and a 75 percent smaller noise footprint versus prior generation aircraft. Currently, GTF engines are certified to run on 50 percent SAF, and have been successfully tested to run on 100 percent SAF.

Established in 2006, Monterrey, Mexico-based Viva Aerobus currently operates 31 Pratt & Whitney V2500® powered Airbus A320ceo Family aircraft and 43 GTF-powered A320neo Family aircraft. The airline received their first A320neo in 2016 and their first A321neo in 2020.

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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