TIANJIN, December16, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) along with Juneyao Air celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. A delivery ceremony was held at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre with representatives from Airbus, Juneyao Air, and Pratt & Whitney in attendance.
“For Juneyao Air, this delivery marks the beginning of a new generation for our fleet,” said Juneyao Group Chairman Wang Junjin. “We believe the GTF-powered A320neo will enhance our operations in many ways with the proven fuel efficiency, quieter cabin experience, and opportunity to introduce new destinations for our passengers.”
The Shanghai-based Juneyao Air operates a modern fleet, in which 17 aircraft are V2500®-powered Airbus A320ceo family jets, covering both domestic and international routes.
“We appreciate the successful relationship we have developed with Juneyao for over a decade. As we continue to support Juneyao’s V2500-powered fleet, we are thrilled to see the airline expand their operations with the addition of the next generation GTF-powered A320neo family fleet, starting with today’s delivery,” said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney. “The engine will help drive Juneyao’s growth in the region.”
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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