Aviation

Pratt & Whitney delivers 1000th aircraft powered by GTF engine

By The Hindu businessline

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp, recently celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th aircraft powered by GTF engines.

GTF engines power three aircraft families in service today: the Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jets E2. Powering 54 airlines, GTF engines have saved more than 490 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of fuel and avoided over 4.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions, while accumulating more than 8.9 million engine flight hours of experience, the company said in a statement.

Due to the engine’s fuel efficiency, these three aircraft families have experienced some of the highest utilisation levels during the pandemic and early recovery period. As an engine of choice for more than 80 customers, it has orders and commitments for over 10,000 engines.

“GTF-powered aircraft have introduced the world to a new era of more sustainable aviation with dramatic reductions in emissions and noise,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer and senior vice-president at Pratt & Whitney.

In India, GTF engines have saved more than 130 million gallons (490 million liters) of fuel, avoided over 1.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions, and gained more than 2.5 million hours of experience.

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