Air New Zealand receives 1st Pratt & Whitney powered A321neo

Air New Zealand has announced it has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines and backed by an EngineWis service agreement for up to 16 years, the company said.

Air New Zealand currently has on order 20 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines intended for fleet renewal and anticipated short-haul network growth. The airline also currently operates a fleet of 30 V2500®-powered A320ceo aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX) is a division of United Technologies Corp. The company is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units.