Pratt & Whitney´s PurePowerÂ® Geared Turbofanâ¢ (GTF) engine was cited as an Aviation Climate Solution by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
The GTF´s engine technology reduces commercial aircraft fuel burn and carbon dioxide emissions by more than 16 percent, reduces regulated emissions by more than 50 percent and will reduce CO2 emissions at a level equivalent to planting nearly one million trees or removing three million cars off the road — every year. The engine reduces the aircraft noise footprint by more than 75 percent.
Five airframers have chosen the GTF engine to power their new aircraft or re-engine existing models.
Pratt & Whitney´s GTF is included as part of the Aviation Climate Solutions, a collection of 100 examples of collaboration within the aviation industry to cut carbon dioxide emissions and help reduce its impact on climate change.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in 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.