Pratt & Whitney announced that Porter Airlines has placed an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Porter Airlines with engine maintenance through an EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. The aircraft are expected to enter into service beginning in the second half of 2022.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the first jet-powered aircraft to our fleet,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO for Porter Airlines. “The combination of Embraer’s newest aircraft and Pratt & Whitney’s game-changing GTF engine technology will deliver quiet flights for our passengers and low fuel burn and emissions for our environment. We look forward to flying this aircraft for years to come.”
Porter Airlines currently operates a fleet of de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft powered by PW150A turboprop engines, which is the most advanced turboprop engine currently in service, producing nearly twice the take-off power of older turboprop engines, with significantly improved fuel-efficiency.
“We are honoured to extend our relationship with Porter Airlines and aid their entry into jet-powered aircraft,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer and senior vice president at Pratt & Whitney. “These GTF-powered aircraft will bring economic and environmental value to Porter Airlines and their customers, and we look forward to supporting their new fleet.”
The E195-E2 aircraft has more than 24 percent reduction in fuel burn per seat than the previous-generation E195, with NOx emissions 50 percent below the ICAO CAEP/6 regulation and 19dB to 20dB of ICAO Chapter 4 cumulative noise margin.