Tag: Pratt & Whitney

Latest GTF Fixes To Take A ‘Few Months’

Pratt & Whitney, moving to quickly fix the latest in-service issue with its PW1000G geared turbofan family, will un-do a high-pressure compressor (HPC) upgrade introduced last year. Changes in MRO shops and the production line have begun, and the first updated engines are expected to be ready in March. The latest issue is with the HPC […]

Germania Sets Course for all-Airbus Fleet

From 2020, independent German airline Germania will be implementing the most comprehensive fleet replacement measures in its corporate history. In this context, the airline is now setting the course for the standardisation of its fleet. Over the next 15 months, the ten Boeing type 737-700s in the fleet will be retired and replaced with Airbus […]

Airbus Secures Order for 100 A321neo ACFs from Delta Air Lines

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 100 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft, the largest of the Airbus single-aisle Family. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM geared turbofan engines. Delta CEO Ed Bastian is quoted as saying: “This is the right transaction at the right […]

Lufthansa Technik Sees Extra GTF Maintenance Demand

Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines have finalized their 50-50 joint venture to provide MRO services for Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan (GTF) engines. Lufthansa was the first recipient of the PW1100G for the A320neo when it stepped up to take Qatar Airways’ place as launch operator. It also flew the first commercial service of […]

Mexican Interjet Interested in Buying Russian MC-21 Passenger Jet

The Mexican carrier Interjet is interested in acquiring Russian MС-21 aircraft, company president Miguel Aleman Velasco told RIA Novosti. “We are very interested in the MC-21, because its components are lighter, it consumes less fuel… Its engines are from North America, but we hope that Russia will make its own engines, which will make the […]

Gulfstream Excceds G500 and G600 Planned Performance

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its long-range Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 offer even better performance than originally promised. During rigorous flight testing, the all-new aircraft have exceeded expectations, regularly demonstrating capabilities beyond the company’s initial projections. As a result, Gulfstream is announcing new performance standards for both aircraft. Upon entry into service, the G600 […]

Lessors Welcome New Engine Entrants

With next generation engine types the CFM LEAP and the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan having a combined order backlog of nearly 20,000 units, engine lessors are anticipating greater numbers being bought into their portfolios over the next decade. In a six person panel discussing the engine leasing market at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, […]

Pratt & Whitney Canada Produces 100,000th Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity and leadership in the global aerospace market. Today, P&WC has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its engine families span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business […]

Airbus Q1 Profits Halve After Engine Delays and Price Reductions

The day after Boeing announced a Q1 19% rise in profits, Airbus has announced a fall in adjusted operating profit of 51%, to €240m for Q1 2017. Revenue increased 7% to just under €13bn and while analysts had predicted a loss, the 52% drop was appreciably greater than the 31% anticipated. Airbus shares fell by […]

Pratt & Whitney Launches EngineWise™ Service Brand

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced its new EngineWise service brand that illustrates the company’s commitment to helping airlines and lessors run their businesses efficiently. “Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance […]