Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced that JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has selected the Geared Turbofanâ¢ (GTF) engine to power an additional 45 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, the company said.
With the airline´s previous order of 40 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, JetBlue has now committed to 85 GTF-powered aircraft, including both A320neo and A321neo models. Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetBlue with engine maintenance through a 15-year EngineWiseâ¢ service agreement.
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.
EngineWise represents a commitment to help customers optimize engine performance and keep their fleets running smoothly. It includes engine fleet data analytics and real-time intelligence to predict and prevent engine disruptions before they occur, significant investments in new technology and resources to improve our responsiveness and flexibility, and a growing portfolio of service offerings.
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.