Korean Air gets Bombardier C Series aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. (“Korean Air” or KAL) celebrated delivery of the airline´s first Bombardier CS300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney´s Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engine, the company said.

Bombardier hosted a delivery ceremony in Mirabel, Canada where both C Series and GTF final assembly take place.

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.

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.