Pratt & Whitney has announced that its GTF engines have saved Asia Pacific airline operators more than 300 million gallons of fuel. This has helped the airlines in avoiding three million metric tonnes of carbon emissions since 2016. In the Asia Pacific, there are 25 airlines that operate flights with a GTF engine and over 500 aircraft including the Airbus A320neo family, A220, and Embraer E-2 jets have this engine.
The GTF family of engines deliver between 16-20% better fuel efficiency, up to 50% reduced regulated emissions and a 75% smaller noise footprint.
“GTF engines are delivering exceptional economics and leading the charge toward more sustainable aviation in the Asia Pacific region,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “We developed the geared architecture for the advantages it would give us and our customers in the long term. We’re just getting started and look forward to continuing to deliver even more value to our customers as we power their growth in the years ahead.”
It is estimated that the Asia Pacific will require more than 18,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years.
The GTF engine’s revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for Pratt & Whitney’s strategy to deliver more sustainable propulsion technologies to support the industry’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The engine is proving its long runway for growth with the recent introduction of the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage engine. This configuration will offer Airbus A320neo family operators greater takeoff thrust, even more, fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, delivering even more value to airlines from lower fuel consumption and new route opportunities.