Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, and Turkish Airlines celebrated delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines, is the first of the air carrier’s order of 92 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Turkish Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise™ service agreement.
Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of 97 V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 10 PW4000-powered A330-200 aircraft.
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.
Photo: Turkish Airlines.