SINGAPORE, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has selected Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines to power 15 total Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"SWISS was the first airline to fly the GTF-powered Bombardier C Series aircraft," said Peter Wojahn, Head of Technical Fleet Management at SWISS. "We are pleased with the engine's fuel efficiency and environmental performance, and our passengers appreciate the noise efficient engines. We look forward to adding the GTF-powered A320neo and A321neo to our fleet."
SWISS currently operates a fleet of 15 GTF-powered Bombardier C Series aircraft, including both the CS100 and CS300 models, with another 15 aircraft on order.
"We are honored by the continuing confidence that SWISS has placed in Pratt & Whitney and in the GTF engine," said Chris Calio, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney. "I'm confident that SWISS and its passengers will continue to enjoy the benefits of these engines for years to come."
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 to the regulatory standard, and to lower the noise footprint by 75 percent.
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