Aviation Capital Group selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power up to 20 additional Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Paris June 17, 2019 Photo(s): By Pratt & Whitney
Rick Duerloo (right), Pratt & Whitney's Chief Customer Officer, signs leasing agreement with Khanh Tran, President and CEO of Aviation Capital Group for GTF engines to power up to 20 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power an additional 10 firm order and 10 option A320neo family aircraft, bringing the leasing company's total to 30 firm GTF-powered A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.

"We are happy to increase ACG's total commitment for GTF engines, which deliver valuable fuel savings and environmental benefits to our airline customers," said Steven C. Udvar-Hazy, senior vice president, Original Equipment Manufacturers Relations and Market Development at ACG.

ACG currently owns or manages 75 aircraft powered by GTF, V2500 and PW2000 engines. These 10 firm GTF-powered aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2023.

"We appreciate ACG's continued confidence in the GTF engine with this additional order," said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney. "We look forward to growing our strong partnership as we supply ACG and its airline customers with the advantages of the game-changing GTF engine."

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent compared to the regulatory standard and to reduce the noise footprint by 75 percent.