Aegean Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan (GTF) engines to power up to 62 Airbus A320neo family aircraft: 30 firm, 12 option, and up to 20 leased aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide the airline with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise comprehensive service agreement.
"We selected the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to provide our passengers with the newest and most advanced technology available for our new Airbus aircraft," said Eftichios Vassilakis, Aegean Airlines chairman. "The GTF will serve us and our customers with the most economical and environmentally friendly power available on the market today."
Pratt & Whitney already powers the airline's fleet of 49 A320ceo family aircraft with V2500 engines from IAE International Aero Engines, a consortium of Pratt & Whitney; Japanese Aero Engines Corp.; and MTU Aero Engines. The Athens-based airline's subsidiary company, Olympic Air, also currently operates 12 PW100-powered regional turboprop aircraft.
"We are honored by Aegean Airlines' continued confidence in our engines and services," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. "Pratt & Whitney and Aegean Airlines have fostered a great relationship over the years and we are excited to maintain and grow this relationship for many years to come."
Entering service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its ability to reduce fuel burn by 16%, to reduce NOx emissions by 50% to the regulatory standard, and to lower the noise footprint by 75%.
EngineWise includes engine fleet data analytics and real-time intelligence to predict and prevent engine disruptions before they occur, investments in new technology and resources to improve responsiveness and flexibility, and a growing portfolio of service offerings.