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GTF high-bypass, geared turbofan engines achieve 16% lower fuel consumption, 75% less noise, and 50% lower nitrogen-oxide emissions than the previous generation of turbofan engines.

Pratt & Whitney Books Order for 332 Engines

Jan. 31, 2020
Budget carrier Wizz Air Hungary selected the GTF series geared turbofan engines to power a total of 166 A320neo jets, an order that could be worth almost $4 billion.

Pratt & Whitney has a new order for 332 GTF engines from Wizz Air Hungary, a low-cost airline and part of the Indigo Partners network, to outfit a total of 166 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Specifically, the engines will power 90 jets from Wizz Air’s 2016 contract for A32neo jets and an additional 56 aircraft, plus 20 Airbus A321XLR jets. Wizz Air’s combined order totals 276 GTF-powered A320neo aircraft.

With a reported unit cost of $12 million, the order could be worth $3.98 billion to the jet-engine manufacturer.

GTF engines are high-bypass, geared turbofan engines developed by P&W for narrow-body commercial aircraft programs, and introduced in 2016. The developers claim it achieves 16% lower fuel consumption, 75% less noise, and 50% lower nitrogen-oxide emissions than the previous generation of high-bypass turbofan engines.

The engines are one option available for the Airbus A320neo aircraft, and also are installed for the Airbus A220and Embraer E190-E2 series.

Pratt & Whitney will also provide Wizz Air with engine maintenance through a long-term service agreement.

“We celebrated with Wizz Air last year as they took delivery of their first A321neo aircraft," stated Rick Deurloo, Pratt & Whitney chief commercial officer, "and now this latest order will power further fleet expansion, with the GTF engine providing the airline with proven fuel savings.”

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