Pratt & Whitney announced that aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) has selected 20 firm GTF-powered Airbus A220 aircraft, and also selected GTF engines to power an additional 20 firm and 20 option A320neo family aircraft. This brings ACG’s total to date to 80 firm and 27 option GTF-powered aircraft.
“The GTF engine continues to deliver impressive economic and environmental benefits to our customers,” said Steven Udvar-Hazy, senior vice president, and chief procurement officer at ACG. “We are pleased to increase ACG’s commitment for additional GTF-powered aircraft.”
ACG owns, manages and has on order more than 145 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney, including Airbus A220 and A320neo families with GTF engines, Airbus A320ceo family with V2500 engines and Boeing 757 aircraft with PW2000 engines. ACG serves around 90 customers in approximately 45 countries with dynamic fleet solutions.
“Leading lessors like ACG are recognizing the increasing value that GTF engines are giving operators,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “With fuel prices and environmental concerns on the rise, GTF engines’ lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are growing more attractive by the day.”
Pratt & Whitney extends MRO agreement with Delta TechOps
Pratt & Whitney has signed an agreement with Delta TechOps (DTO) for maintenance services under which DTO will provide additional offload support for Pratt & Whitney mature commercial engines, including the PW2000 and the PW4000-94 engines.
“With passenger air travel recovering and the importance of cargo to the global economy, it is imperative that our engines stay in peak operational condition to keep fleets flying reliably and safely and to ensure everyone and everything gets to where it needs to go,” said Joe Sylvestro, senior vice president of Aftermarket & Sustainment Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “We are excited to be expanding our working relationship with Delta TechOps.”
Delta TechOps, an MRO provider for both mature commercial engine and GTF engine fleets, has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Pratt & Whitney and has its MRO headquarters in Atlanta and several locations in the United States.