Pratt & Whitney GTF engine orders now hit four digit mark in 2022
Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney confirmed this week that it has received more than 1,000 orders and commitments for its GTF engines so far this year. It brings the total number of orders and commitments for the popular jet engine to more than 10,000. Pratt & Whitney announced the milestone at the Farnborough Airshow this week.
Aviation Capital Group, Air Lease Corporation, Air Canada, Azorra, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Porter Airlines and Qantas are among the customers who signed up for the engines this year. These engines will power the Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jets E2 family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney claims their GTF engine is the only geared propulsion system offering industry-leading durability benefits and reliable, world-class operating costs.
“The GTF engine family reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 16-20% and noise footprint by 75%, with NOx emissions 50% lower than ICAO CAEP/6 regulations”, says Pratt & Whitney on its website.
A Pratt & Whitney GTF engine attached to an airplane wing. Photo: Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine finds favor at Farnborough this week
The engine manufacturer claims that 62 airlines worldwide have installed their GTF engines on 1,300 aircraft. These aircraft have flown more than four million flights totaling 15 million flight hours with the engines. Pratt & Whitney boasts that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world; every 20 seconds, a GTF-powered plane takes off somewhere.
“These orders demonstrate not only the strength of the aviation recovery, but also the value that GTF engines deliver in terms of industry-leading efficiency and durability,said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney.
“GTF engines will soon have saved airlines over a billion gallons of fuel and avoided over 10 million metric tons of greenhouse gases. That’s in just seven years since their inception. in service. Over the life of these programs, GTF engines will save our customers billions more.”
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Pratt & Whitney recorded 1,000 GTF orders and commitments this week after Air Lease Corporation selected the engines to power 80 firm A320neo Family aircraft, along with 76 firm A220 aircraft and ten optional GTF aircraft. This brings the total number of GTF-powered aircraft owned or managed by Air Lease Corporation to 275.
“Pratt & Whitney and ALC have a long history of working together,said Rick Deurloo, President, Commercial Engines and Chief Commercial Officer, Pratt & Whitney. “These GTF-powered aircraft will help ALC’s customers reduce their operating costs and environmental footprint, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Additionally, at Farnborough this week, Delta Air Lines said GTF engines would power the 12 Airbus A220-300s it signed for on Tuesday. On the same day, the Canadian company Porter Airlines decided to buy another 20 Embraer E195-E2 jets and chose GTF engines to power them.
Canadian carrier Porter Airways (pictured) will use GTF engines to power the Embraer E195-E2 jets it ordered this week. Photo: Pratt & Whitney
Stable sales for GTF reactors this year
Earlier this year, Azorra signed for 22 Airbus A220 family aircraft, including twenty A220-300s and two ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft. Azorra has also signed for 20 new Embraer E2 family aircraft (with options for 30 more). At the same time, Azorra said GTF engines would power all of these planes. In February, New York-based JetBlue announced it would buy 30 Airbus A220-300 planes, all powered by GTF engines. In April, Air Canada announced the selection of Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 30 firm purchase rights and 14 for Airbus A321XLRs.
In May, aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group opted for GTF engines to power 20 Airbus A220s and 20 Airbus A320neos (with 20 additional options). This decision brought to 145 the number of aircraft owned or managed by Aviation Capital Group powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. Additionally, in May, Australian airline Qantas announced an order for 40 Airbus A220 and A320neo family aircraft, including the A321XLR. All will be powered by Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine.
With two days to go until the Farnborough Airshow, Pratt & Whitney has the opportunity to further increase the number of orders and commitments for its GTF engines.