Pratt & Whitney has announced it has been selected by JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) to provide 60 firm Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which are powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, the company said.
This announcement follows previous firm orders from JetBlue for GTF engines to power 85 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
To date, the GTF-powered A220-300 fleet has flown more than 150,000 engine flight hours with three operators, traveling to 145 destinations. The GTF engines for the A220 aircraft continue to meet performance benefits including up to 20% lower fuel consumption, 50% reduction in NOx emissions to the regulatory standard, and 75% reduction in noise footprint.
Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX. The company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.