Pratt & Whitney scores deals with Gulfstream, BOC Aviation, Aviation Capital

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Manufacturers like Gulfstream are also looking to launch new models. (IMAGE: Gulfstream)

Pratt & Whitney has won several deals with business jet maker Gulfstream as well as lessor BOC Aviation and Aviation Capital. Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that its PW800 engine has been selected to power the all-new Gulfstream G400 business jet.

An interior image of the G400. (IMAGE: Gulfstream)

“We are delighted that Gulfstream has once again turned to our engine family to power this new addition to its portfolio,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Gulfstream was the launch customer for the PW800 engine family, when the PW814GA-powered G500 entered into service in September 2018, followed by the PW815GA-powered G600 in August 2019. The PW800 engine on the G400 will bring a new level of performance and efficiency to the large-cabin business aircraft class.”

Pratt & Whitney Canada will deliver a fully integrated powerplant solution comprised of the PW812GA engine and nacelle system provided by Collins Aerospace. The PW812GA extends the application of the successful PW800 architecture, with optimisations for the advanced requirements of the G400 aircraft, including the latest full authority digital engine control (FADEC), sophisticated technology to support engine health monitoring and the use of advanced materials such as titanium and composites to deliver superior performance and availability. The PW800 engine shares a common core with the Pratt & Whitney GTF commercial jet engine which has flown more than 10 million hours since launch in 2016.

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BOC Aviation opts for GTF for A320s
Pratt & Whitney announced that BOC Aviation has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power its latest order of 10 firm and 15 option Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The aircraft are expected to enter service beginning in 2022. “The GTF powers a significant proportion of our A320neo family fleet and we are delighted to be ordering more,“ said Robert Martin,  CEO of BOC Aviation. “The GTF is a highly efficient engine that continues to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits to our airline customers.”

BOC Aviation previously ordered 25 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, which have been delivered to operators worldwide. The lessor has also completed numerous sale-and-leaseback agreements with GTF-powered aircraft at Middle East Airlines and Wizz Air. The company also previously acquired 178 A320ceo family aircraft with V2500 engines. BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft leasing company with a fleet of 536 aircraft owned, managed and on-order aircraft in service.

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Aviation Capital Group takes GTFs
Pratt & Whitney announced that another lessor, Aviation Capital Group (ACG), has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power an additional 10 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft, bringing its total to 40 firm GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. ACG also has the option to power an additional 7 A320neo family aircraft with GTF engines. ACG currently owns or manages 95 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, which also include PW1500G-powered Airbus A220 aircraft, V2500-powered Airbus A320ceo family aircraft and PW2000-powered Boeing 757 aircraft.

We’re grateful for ACG’s continued confidence in our game-changing GTF engines,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “GTF-powered aircraft are helping to lead the recovery around the world, while delivering unmatched efficiency, mature reliability and world-class operating costs. We look forward to supporting to ACG and its customers with these engines.”

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