50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet

Download: Printable PDF Date: 01 Feb 2021 19:00 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Air France

Pratt & Whitney announced that Air France-KLM Group has finalized an order for more than 120 GTF engines to power a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These engines will be supported by Pratt & Whitney through a long-term comprehensive service agreement, with engine maintenance planned to be carried out by AFI KLM E&M.The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in September 2021.

“Thanks in large part to Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, we expect our A220 fleet to deliver significant economic and operational benefits to Air France -- and far lower noise and emissions, which will benefit our customers, communities and planet,” said Angus Clarke, Air France Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for Fleet Strategy. “We look forward to working alongside Pratt & Whitney to serve our customers.”

“We’re honored by the confidence that Air France has placed in our GTF engines and services, and we’re excited to welcome Air France back as a customer,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “We look forward to supporting them with their A220 fleet for years to come.”

The A220, powered exclusively by GTF engines, offers significantly lower operating costs compared to previous generation aircraft. The engines deliver double-digit improvements in fuel and carbon emissions. They also provide a significant reduction in noise footprint and produce NOx emissions 50% below the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) CAEP/6 regulation.

 

 



Loading comments for Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to power Air France A220 fleet...


Recommended

CARIBAVIA - aviation meetup became Summit & Retreat

A part of aviation professionals are aware Caribbean Aviation Meetup and knows exactly its difference, comparing to other events. Covid era changes already so many schedulled events, we needed to find...

London Oxford Airport major development programme

As part of a new strategic plan, London Oxford Airport has commenced construction work on a new development phase, which will, when complete this autumn, be its most significant step forward to date.&...

ACJ at EBACE Connect 2021 - order for the ACJ319neo & partnership with Latécoère

Airbus Corporate Jets has won an additional ACJ319neo order with an undisclosed customer, highlighting the market appeal for this aircraft that offers a unique flying experience with its spacious...

First flight in sight: Eviation propels closer toward flying Alice

Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, announced that it has taken delivery of the first Alice EPU from magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution,...