EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4, 2021 - Pratt & Whitney today 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, MD & 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.
“We thank BOC Aviation for its continued confidence in the GTF engine,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney. “We have a strong, almost 25-year relationship with BOC Aviation and we look forward to supporting its latest order of game-changing GTF engines.”
Since entering service in early 2016, the GTF engine for the Airbus A320neo family has delivered on its promised ability to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions by up to 16 percent, noise footprint by 75 precent and regulated emissions by 50 percent to the CAEP/6 regulatory standard. The engine’s unique geared fan is the right architecture for the future with a long runway for further development. Pratt & Whitney is committed to continuing to invest in evolving propulsion systems to power the next generation of commercial aircraft.