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Breeze Airways unveils first Airbus A220 & brings total order to 80 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

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Breeze Airways unveils first Airbus A220 & brings total order to 80 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
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An event at the Airbus delivery center in Mobile, Alabama allowed to Pratt & Whitney and Breeze Airways to celebrate the unveiling of the airline’s first A220-300 aircraft, powered exclusively by GTF engines! At the ceremony, Pratt & Whitney announced that Breeze had finalized agreements for GTF engines to power a total of 80 A220-300 aircraft, including the airline’s original 60 ordered in 2018, as well as the airline’s recent order of another 20. Pratt & Whitney will also supply Breeze with engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services through an EngineWise® Comprehensive long-term agreement.

“We are excited to fly our first Airbus A220 and to grow our fleet in partnership with Pratt & Whitney,” said David Neeleman, founder and CEO at Breeze Airways. “At Breeze, we’re working to make flying accessible and ‘seriously nice’ for everyone. With industry-leading fuel efficiency, Pratt & Whitney’s engines will help us fly more passengers, farther, quieter and more sustainably, at lower fares.” 

Breeze will offer superior single-aisle comfort on board its brand new A220s, such as the widest seats, the largest windows and more overhead stowage space per passenger.

The A220’s superior efficiency will support the new airline’s business objectives to deliver a great travel experience to its passengers, with low fares and high flexibility. Breeze is expected to provide non-stop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares - offering point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times.

Breeze started airline operations in May 2021. This first A220 is expected to enter service in Q2 2022.



The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation geared turbofan engines. With a range of up to 3,450 nm (6,390 km), the A220 gives airlines added operational flexibility. The A220 delivers up to 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, and 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft - making the A220 a good neighbour around airports.

As of the end of September 2021, over 170 A220s have been delivered to 12 operators worldwide.
 



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