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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that in the past 12 months it has received more than 2,000 new GTF engine orders and commitments, including options and spares, from 22 customers.
"The GTF's strong order book over the past year is a reflection of the tremendous value the engine provides to operators," said Chris Calio, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney. "This engine architecture is allowing customers to realize fuel burn and environmental benefits that are unmatched in the industry. We are very excited about the future of the GTF engine."
There are nearly 200 GTF-powered aircraft in service today with 26 operators around the world. Total engine flight hours are almost 1 million for the combined GTF-powered fleet of A320neo family, A220 and E190-E2 aircraft.
Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine family has delivered on its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 to 20 percent, and to significantly reduce regulated emissions and noise footprint.
Pratt & Whitney is investing more than $1.3 billion in its global manufacturing and aftermarket network, with 21st century technology, to transform and modernize its U.S. and global footprint to support the ramp up of the GTF and other engine programs.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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