PARIS, June 18, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today that the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine was selected by two airlines and a lessor to power a total of 74 Airbus A320neo family aircraft orders in China.
“The GTF engine is powering growth in the region, enabling airlines to open new markets and more point-to-point destinations due to its fuel efficiency and reduced noise footprint,” said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney.
In China, there are more than 85 eco-friendly GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft currently in service, which have saved an estimated 20 million gallons of fuel and 190,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions to date. Pratt & Whitney forecasts significant Chinese demand for new aircraft over the next 20 years.
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.
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