EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 9, 2018 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Shenzhen Airlines, is celebrating the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft.
In addition to the newly delivered aircraft, the airline has 26 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft on firm order. Shenzhen Airlines currently operates 41 Pratt & Whitney V2500® powered A320ceo aircraft. The Shenzhen- based airline is the seventh Chinese air carrier to receive a GTF-powered aircraft.
“We appreciate the continued confidence Shenzhen Airlines has placed in our engines,” said Doug Cai, president of Pratt & Whitney China. “The expansion of their fleet marks the start of a new era, and we look forward to powering and supporting the entire fleet of V2500 and GTF- powered aircraft for many 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.
The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.
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