Pratt & Whitney launches Farnborough Airshow with ALC and Turkish Airlines offerings


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    Pratt & Whitney

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    engine builder

As the highly anticipated 2022 Farnborough Airshow continues into its second day, aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is receiving very positive customer responses. Since signing an eight-year contract with Turkish Airlines and having its GTF engines selected by Air Lease Corporation (ALC), Pratt & Whitney has undoubtedly enjoyed the result so far.

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An eight-year contract

The first major deal for Pratt & Whitney came from Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, which signed a fleet maintenance and upgrade contract with Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of the leading aerospace manufacturer. Timothy Swail, Vice President of Regional Aviation and APU Product Marketing and Sales, Pratt & Whitney Canada, said:


“This contractual agreement builds on our long-standing relationship with Turkish Airlines and extends our formal agreement through 2030. Contracts like this ensure the airline can maximize the availability of its aircraft and fully meet schedules. flights published.

The eight-year agreement covers 82 APS3200 auxiliary power units (APUs) on board the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet, highlighting that the aircraft renewal portion of the signed contract allows Turkish Airlines to renew and benefit from latest technical improvements and longer life on the wing. .

Including the APS3200, Pratt & Whitney manufactures five different APUs for different aircraft types. Photo: Pratt & Whitney

The APS3200 is Airbus’ reference APU for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, designed to meet the performance and environmental requirements of modern single-aisle aircraft. The APU is also certified for 180-minute ETOP (Extended Twin Operations). According to the agreement, up to 25 new APS3200 APUs will be installed annually for Turkish Airlines.

Atilla Coşkun, Senior Vice President Technical Services at Turkish Airlines, said:

“We believe that the eight-year term of the contract will enable the maintenance and progressive renewal of our APS3200 fleet in a cost-effective and efficient manner while increasing fleet availability.”

Turkish Airlines also operates 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners carrying the Pratt & Whitney Canada APS5000 APU, the industry’s first all-electric APU for large commercial aircraft. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight

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Power Airbus planes

The second major deal came from major aircraft lessor ALC, which selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 80 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft and 76 firm Airbus A220s and 10 optional GTF-powered Airbus A220s. Serving more than 110 customers in approximately 70 countries around the world, ALC owns, manages and maintains more than 275 Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft, including the Airbus A220 and A320neo families with GTF, the Airbus A320ceo family with V2500 engines and Airbus A330 family aircraft with PW4000. engines.

Today’s agreement would bring ALC’s total to 222 firm aircraft and 10 optional GTF-powered aircraft. Rick Deurloo, President of Commercial Engines and Chief Commercial Officer of Pratt & Whitney, said:

“Pratt & Whitney and ALC have a long history of working together. With rising fuel and raw material prices and growing concerns about climate change, the GTF leads the pack in energy efficiency, emissions and noise.”

Known as the only geared propulsion system offering durability benefits and reliable operating costs, the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions by a minimum of 16%, and has been tested successfully on 50% and 100% sustainable aviation fuel. (FAS). The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine is the only engine that powers the two modern single-aisle aircraft platforms of the Airbus A220 and A320neo families.

These GTF-powered aircraft will help ALC customers reduce their operating costs and environmental footprint. Photo: Airbus

At the end of the line

The early days of the 2022 Farnborough Air Show provided important updates from Pratt & Whitney, with the first day seeing the aerospace manufacturer announce certification testing on its GTF Advantage engine and a collaboration with Collins Aerospace to launch the STEP-Tech hybrid – electrical demonstrator program. The second day also proved to be without disappointment for the engine manufacturer. Let’s see what the rest of Farnborough could bring.


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