Pratt & Whitney has announced the entry into service of JetBlue´s A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, the company said.
JetBlue currently has on order 85 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, including 13 of Airbus´ Long Range (LR) variant, and 13 Airbus A321XLRs. The airline has also ordered 70 firm GTF-powered A220 aircraft which are scheduled to begin delivery in 2020. JetBlue operates a fleet of 193 A320ceo family aircraft powered by the V2500® engine.
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 compared to the regulatory standard, and to reduce the noise footprint by 75 percent.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp. provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.