P&W gets firm order for ten GTF shipsets with option for 15 more from BOC Aviation

BOC Aviation Limited (BOC), a leading global aircraft operating leasing company, has announced a firm order for ten Pratt & Whitney GTFTM engine shipsets and an option for 15 further shipsets which will be used for its Airbus A320 neo-family aircraft which are on BOC’s current order book which are scheduled for delivery between 2023 and 2024.

“This repeat order reflects the highly efficient performance of the GTF engine that will continue to power a significant portion of our A320 family fleet and orderbook,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “We have acquired 47 shipsets of GTF engines to date. Our relationship with Pratt & Whitney and its related entities dates back to 1997. Since then, engines produced by Pratt & Whitney have powered 230 aircraft in our portfolio, representing more than 25% of the total aircraft that we have purchased or committed to purchase.”

Rick Deurloo, Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney, said, “We thank BOC Aviation for its continued confidence in the GTF engine. We have a strong, almost 25-year relationship with BOC Aviation and we look forward to supporting its latest order of game-changing GTF engines.”. The GTF engine powers five aircraft platforms, with the Airbus A220, the Airbus A320neo family and Embraer E190-E2 already in commercial service. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Irkut MC-21 are currently undergoing flight testing. The GTF engine has met all performance specifications since the start of entry into service. For example, the GTF-powered A320neo has achieved a 16% reduction in fuel consumption, a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.

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