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Korean Air has formalised an agreement with Pratt & Whitney on the selection of its GTF™ engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft. First deliveries are about to begin already in 2021.
The flag carrier of South Korea and a division of United Technologies Corp. have also entered into discussions regarding the enhancement of Korean Air MRO capability by joining Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM GTF MRO network.
The GFT engine broke into the market in 2016 and is one of the most widely used commercial aircraft engines. Compared to the required standards, this powerplant can reduce fuel burn by 16%, nitrogen oxide emissions by 50% and the noise footprint by 75%.