Tag: Pratt & Whitney

FAA Proposes Checks of Pratt & Whitney Engines Powering A220 & E2

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released airworthiness directive (AD) proposing to run checks of the PW1500Gs, powering Airbus A220s, and the PW1900Gs, powering Embraer E-Jets E2. The AD followed two engine shutdowns caused by oil leaks during flights of the aircraft powered with the above-mentioned engines. In order to prevent possible future oil leaks, […]

Airbus Delivers the 400th A320 Family Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has delivered the 400th A320 Family aircraft from its Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) in Tianjin, China. The A320neo was delivered to national flag carrier Air China, based in Beijing. Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF latest generation engines, the aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 158 seats: 8 business and 150 economy. […]

MC-21 Certification Postponed Again

Reading Time: 1 minute Certification of the MC-21, Russia’s advanced narrow-body aircraft project, has been postponed again, with the debut of the first variant of the airliner, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G engines, now scheduled for 2020. The third flight test prototype of the MC-21 is to join the testing programme next spring, whilst the fourth will be […]

Air New Zealand Takes Delivery of its First A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines. Aircraft accommodates 214 passengers in a comfortable single-class layout. With a recently received plane, […]

Air New Zealand Supplements its Fleet with New A321-200neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft featuring Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM engines on long-term lease to Air New Zealand. This A321-200neo is the first of five Airbus A320neo family aircraft confirmed to deliver to Air New Zealand through 2019 from Air Lease Corporation’s order book with Airbus and joins […]

Latest GTF Fixes To Take A ‘Few Months’

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]