Going on vacation this summer? Gas prices for drivers are often the lead story during this busy vacation season, along with the pollution generated by the millions of cars on the road. But is flying any better for the environment – and our wallet?
The good news is this: Not only is flying better for the planet's bottom line but it's getting better every day.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, invested more than 20 years and $10 billion in technology development to create the PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine, which delivers a 16 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, reduces NOx emissions by 50 percent to the regulatory limit and reduces noise footprints by 75 percent. Currently, this engine is working to make air travel cleaner and quieter on four continents around the world.
What does that mean? Cleaner skies, reduced emissions, and quieter neighborhoods.
Air traffic continues to rise, the GTF engine will help airlines sustainably manage this growth with technologies that are changing the world and helping Pratt & Whitney "Go Beyond."
To learn more about the Geared Turbofan and how Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies smart and innovative design created a new jet engine that takes sustainable aviation to new heights visit http://naturalleader.com/ or www.purepowerengines.com.