Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and BOC Aviation Limited (BOC Aviation) (HKEx: 2588) has announced the selection of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofanâ¢ (GTF) engine to power the leasing company´s order for 12 total A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the company said.
These aircraft are part of BOC Aviation´s existing order book.
BOC Aviation is a global aircraft leasing company with a fleet of 491 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 80 airlines worldwide in 33 countries as of December 31, 2017. BOC Aviation has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin.
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.