Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, powered by revolutionary Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, with a ceremony at its headquarters at Honolulu International Airport, the company said.
The airline will be the first GTF operator to utilize the aircraft´s 180-minute Extended Range Operations (ETOPS) certification, as well as the first airline in the United States to fly the GTF-powered Airbus A321neo.
Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will power up to 25 A321neo aircraft for Hawaiian Airlines, which is anticipated to operate the aircraft on routes like Portland-Maui, Oakland-Kauai and Los Angeles-Kona. Since entering service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, regulated emissions by 50 percent and 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.