P&W Geared Turbofan engines to power JetBlue’s additional 45 A320neo aircraft
April 6, 2018: In a recent development, JetBlue Airways, has selected Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine, to power its additional 45 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
Pratt & Whitney will provide JetBlue with engine maintenance according to a 15-year EngineWise service agreement. With its previous order of 40 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, JetBlue has placed commitment for 85 GTF-powered aircraft, which includes both A320neo and A321neo models.
“This agreement is an investment in the future for our fleet. Pratt & Whitney has done an outstanding job by developing a next-generation engine for the Airbus A320neo family, and has a proven record for service and support,” said Jeff Martin, executive vice president operations, JetBlue.
“By bringing the latest technology, the engines will allow us to maximize aircraft performance and efficiency, while lowering cost and our carbon footprint,” said Martin.
“We appreciate JetBlue's continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney with the selection of the GTF engine, and our EngineWise aftermarket services,” said Chris Calio, president of commercial engines, Pratt & Whitney.
“We have been working with JetBlue, and support them with our V2500 engines since they started operations in 2000. We look forward to powering their continued success for years to come,” said Calio.
Since it entered into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its proven ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent as per the regulatory standards, and lowered the noise footprint by 75 percent.
EngineWise is aimed to optimise engine performance and keep customer fleets running smoothly. It includes engine fleet data analytics, and real-time intelligence to predict and prevent engine disruptions before they occur. Pratt & Whitney is making significant investments in the new technology to improve its responsiveness and flexibility, besides grow its portfolio of service offerings.