50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines selected by Korean Air to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft

Download: Printable PDF Date: 11 Feb 2020 03:30 categories:
Publisher:
Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines selected by Korean Air to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Korean Air Lines

Pratt & Whitney and Korean Air announced the formal selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft.  The aircraft are expected to begin delivery in 2021. Korean Air and Pratt & Whitney are also entering into discussions for the Korean Air Maintenance and Engineering Division to join Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM GTF MRO network. 

“We look forward to continued efficiency, fuel savings and environmental benefits of these latest A321neo aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine,” said Mr. Soo-Keun Lee, Korean Air’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.  “Joining the GTF MRO network is a significant milestone that will allow Korean Air to enhance its MRO capability.”

Korean Air currently operates 10 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in service powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines.  In addition, Korean Air’s Pratt & Whitney powered fleet includes 18 777s, six 747s, and 29 A330s.  Korean Air also operates a fleet of 10 A380s powered by the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.

“Pratt & Whitney has shared a long-standing relationship and history with Korean Air dating back to the late 1960s and we are honored to power their next-generation fleet,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “We appreciate Korean Air’s continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney and we remain committed to supporting their fleet for many years to come.”

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent compared to the regulatory standard and to reduce the noise footprint by 75 percent.

Related event:
11
February
2020
Singapore, Changi , Changi Exhibition Centre 9 Aviation Park Road.


Archived
1 month ago



Loading comments for Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines selected by Korean Air to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft...


Recommended

Difficult upcoming months for airBaltic - further reduction of capacity

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, significantly affecting demand for air travel, airBaltic is forced to further decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020, cancel...

Aero Norway $1.5 million investment in state-of-the-art high speed grinder

Aero Norway has invested $1.5 million in a new state-of-the-art high speed grinder sustaining its position as a leading full service engine MRO. The purchase of this specialist machine will ensure sta...

Corendon live tour of Boeing 747 for people at home

A few months ago, the Boeing 747 of the Corendon Village Hotel Amsterdam was still a big attraction for its guests. Open days were regularly organized where thousands of people came to admire the spec...

British Airways joins the community fight against COVID-19

British Airways is joining the response against Covid-19 with a company-wide taskforce who will bring their skills and expertise to communities across the UK to help the fight against the COVID-19 vir...