Pratt & Whitney has announced the delivery to Brazil-based Azul airlines of the first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, the company said.
Azul is the first airline to put the E195-E2, leased through AerCap, into commercial service. The GtF technology will enable the company to fly quieter, consume less fuel and reduce emissions.
Azul continues to grow in Brazil in terms of departures and cities served, with 820 daily departures to 113 destinations, creating a network of 223 non-stop routes. The airline, which currently operates a fleet of 34 ATR 72-600 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW127M turboprop engines, has 51 E195-E2 aircraft on firm order. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Azul with engine maintenance through a 12-year EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), designs, manufactures and services aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.