Farnborough, UK. 18 July 2022 . Pratt & Whitney announced that leading aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has selected GTF engines to power 80 firm A320neo family aircraft, as well as 76 firm and 10 option GTF-powered A220 aircraft. This brings ALC’s total to date to 222 firm and 10 option GTF-powered aircraft.
“ALC is continuing to foster our fleet’s growth in 2022 and beyond,” said John Plueger, chief executive officer at ALC. “We are pleased to add more GTF-powered aircraft to our fleet, which offer our customers world-class operating economics and dependability.”
ALC owns, manages and has on order more than 275 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney, including Airbus A220 and A320neo families with GTF engines, Airbus A320ceo family with V2500® engines and Airbus A330 family aircraft with PW4000 engines. ALC serves over 110 customers in approximately 70 countries with dynamic fleet solutions.
“Pratt & Whitney and ALC have a long, collaborative history,” said Rick Deurloo, president, commercial engines and chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “With increasing fuel and commodity prices and growing concerns about climate change, the GTF leads the pack on fuel efficiency, emissions and noise. These GTF-powered aircraft will help ALC’s customers lower their operating costs and environmental footprint, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
The Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine is the only geared propulsion system delivering industry-leading sustainability benefits and dependable, world-class operating costs. It is the only engine that powers both modern single-aisle aircraft platforms from Airbus: the A220 and A320neo families. GTF-powered aircraft reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 16% to 20%, NOx emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%*. Certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and successfully tested on 100% SAF, the engines are capable of further reductions in carbon emissions, which will help the aviation industry meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The engine’s revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for more sustainable aviation technologies in the decades ahead, with advancements like the Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine and beyond. Learn more at pwgtf.com.
*Reductions vs. prior-generation aircraft, based on 75 dB noise contour and ICAO CAEP/6 emissions regulations.