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GTF engine revenue hours tripled in 2019

Pratt & Whitney has disclosed that its GTF engine revenue flight hours tripled in 2019. The engine powers several aircraft types and variants including the Airbus A320neo family, Airbus A220, Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft.

According to the manufacturer, the GTF-powered aircraft fleet has nearly doubled the past 12 months. Pratt & Whitney has also seen 13 new airlines added to the in-service GTF family including Delta Air Lines, Wizz Air, Cebu Pacific and Azul.

Today there are more than 600 GTF-powered aircraft in operation across 44 airlines globally, with more than 4.5 million total engine flight hours. Pratt & Whitney estimates that its GTF engine customers collectively have saved in the region of 240 million gallons of fuel valued at over $440 million, while avoiding more than 2.3 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions since the engine entered service in 2016.

“Environmental sustainability is a key priority for the commercial aviation industry and we are focused on providing customers with fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly engines that keep operating costs low,” said Tom Pelland, senior vice president, Commercial Engine Programs at Pratt & Whitney. “The GTF’s efficiency makes it the engine of choice for airlines looking to replace or grow their single-aisle fleets. The engine enables operators to extend routes, open new markets and make more point-to-point destinations available to the flying public.”

Pratt & Whitney says the GTF engine orderbook currently consists of over 10,000 orders and commitments from more than 80 customers.

The GTF engine family is designed to reduce fuel burn by 16 to 20 percent, in addition to reducing regulated emissions and noise footprint.

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