Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and EgyptAir today announced delivery of the first Airbus A220 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. EgyptAir, the Cairo-based airline and official flag carrier of Egypt, announced its selection of the GTF engine to power up to 24 Airbus A220 aircraft in 2017.
“Taking delivery of a new aircraft is always a special milestone – and today we are proud to welcome our first A220 aircraft. The fuel efficiency of the Pratt & Whitney GTF engines plays a large role in powering the evolution of our fleet, and this delivery is another step towards that,” said Captain Ahmed Adel, Chairman & CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company.
“The history between Pratt & Whitney and EgyptAir dates back to 1946 with the Beechcraft Model 18 aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney WASP engines,” said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney. “Since then, we have been proud to power EgyptAir aircraft over the past several decades, and now, partner together in the expansion of their fleet with the GTF-powered A220s.
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.
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Sep 6, 2019