Wizz Air Chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power Additional 166 Airbus A320neos
Pratt & Whitney announced on Monday that Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has chosen to power an additional 166 A321neos with the company’s fuel-efficient GTFTM Engines.
Today, Pratt & Whitney announced that Wizz Air has selected the company’s GTF engines to power an additional 166 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft. The GTF order includes 90 aircraft from Wizz Air’s 2016 selection, 56 additional A320neo Family aircraft and 20 Airbus A321XLRs. In total, Wizz Air has now ordered 276 GTF-powered A320neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide the Hungarian low-cost carrier (LCC) with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. In Monday’s announcement, Wizz Air Holding’s CEO, József Váradi said,
“This order enables the present and future expansion of our airline, and the lower operating costs from the industry-leading technology in the GTF engine will help power that growth while reducing our impact on the environment.”
Founded in 2003, Wizz Air is the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe. The airline will be one of the largest A320neo Family aircraft in Europe, all exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. Currently, the carrier operates 113 V2500® powered A320ceos and seven GTF-powered A321neos. Since entering service in 2016, the GTF has proven its promised 16% fuel burn reduction, a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, compared to the regulatory standard. Also commenting on today’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer, Rick Deurloo added,
“Taking part in Wizz Air’s evolution as an airline has been incredible. We celebrated with Wizz Air last year as they took delivery of their first A321neo aircraft, and now this latest order will power further fleet expansion, with the GTF engine providing the airline with proven fuel savings.”
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines as well as auxiliary power units (APUs).
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