Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Qingdao Airlines celebrated delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Qingdao Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. Qingdao Airlines is the eighth GTF engine operator in China.
Qingdao Airlines, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Qingdao, Shangdong, China, announced its selection of the GTF engine to power an order of 18 firm A320neo family aircraft in November 2016. The airline offers domestic and international flight services to destinations across China and Northeast Asia.