SWISS chooses Turbofan engines for Airbus A320neo, A321neo aircraft

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has selected Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engines to power 15 total Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the company said.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019.

SWISS currently operates a fleet of 15 GTF-powered Bombardier C Series aircraft, including both the CS100 and CS300 models, with another 15 aircraft on order.

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.

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