Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Vietjet (HOSE: VJC) celebrated the airline´s first A321neo aircraft delivery at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany, the company said.
The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofanâ¢ (GTF) engines, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City shortly after Vietjet celebrated six years of passenger flights and ten years since the airline was founded.
Vietjet placed an order for 63 A320neo family aircraft in February 2016, and ordered an additional 10 aircraft just last month during a signing ceremony in Vietnam´s capital, Hanoi. Both contracts included multi-year EngineWiseâ¢ Fleet Management Programs.
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.
Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.