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United Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney’s GTF For Future Airbus A321neo &A321XLR 

United Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney's GTF For Future Airbus A321neo &A321XLR 

An RTX company, Pratt & Whitney, stated that United Airlines (“United”) has chosen the GTF engine to power 70 Airbus A321neo and 50 A321XLR firm aircraft orders, the first of which is anticipated to be delivered this year.

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When United Aircraft and Transport Corporation was formed, Pratt & Whitney and Boeing flew Boeing Model 40 aircraft powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine. This marked the beginning of their partnership, which continued for more than 90 years. Pratt & Whitney now provides power for over 250 United aircraft, including the Airbus A320neo family with V2500® engines and the Boeing 777 and 767 with PW4000 engines.

“United and Pratt & Whitney share a celebrated history as pioneers of commercial aviation, as well as a commitment to more sustainable aviation going forward,” said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “GTF engines will help United make the most of its A321neo and A321XLR aircraft, delivering for those aircraft types industry-leading payload, range, and environmental performance.”


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For the Airbus A320neo family, the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine, equipped with a Collins Aerospace nacelle and engine accessories, offers the highest fuel efficiency and the lowest greenhouse gas emissions. GTF-powered aircraft have 16% to 20% lower fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, up to 50% lower NOx emissions, and up to 75% lower noise footprints. The aviation industry’s aim of net zero emissions by 2050 will be achieved with the support of GTF engines, which are certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and have been successfully tested on 100% SAF.