Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines Featured at Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 First Delivery Event
Mirabel, Canada, October 26, 2018 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), along with Airbus and Delta Air Lines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The aircraft delivery marks a significant milestone as Delta will become the first A220 operator in the United States when it begins scheduled service early next year. The delivery was commemorated with a ceremony attended by Delta, Airbus, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney officials at Airbus’ A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
In April 2016, Delta announced its order of 75 firm A220 aircraft with options for up to 50 additional aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The deal includes a 15-year EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. Delta also announced selection of the GTF engine to power its order of 100 firm A321neo aircraft in December 2017. Additionally, Delta TechOps will join Pratt & Whitney’s growing GTF MRO network, which will have a total of 8 shops online by 2020 to support customers worldwide.
“Congratulations to Delta on welcoming the A220 to your fleet,” said Chris Calio, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney. “We’ve had a long, successful partnership with Delta for decades, and we look forward to extending that relationship well into the future. Delta operates more than 330 Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft today, including the JT8D-200, PW2000, PW4000, and V2500® engines. We greatly appreciate the trust that Delta has placed in our engines and services, and we are confident they will enjoy the GTF’s proven economic and environmental benefits.”
The A220, exclusively powered by the GTF engine, offers double-digit improvement in operating costs compared to current generation aircraft. It’s 20% more fuel efficient and provides a 75% reduction in noise footprint and NOx emissions 50% below the ICAO CAEP 6 regulation.
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Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC. To learn more about the GTF engine, visit www.pwgtf.com. To receive press releases and other news directly, please sign up here.
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