Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), and Tigerair Taiwan announced the selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power an order of 15 A320neo aircraft, which includes a combination of new aircraft purchases from Airbus and leased aircraft from ICBC’s SPV, Sky High Leasing Company. This order follows China Airline’s selection of the GTF engine to power up to 30 A321neo aircraft announced in December 2019. Pratt & Whitney will provide Tigerair Taiwan with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement.
Tigerair Taiwan, a low cost carrier established in 2014 and headquartered in Taiwan, is a subsidiary of China Airlines and currently operates 11 A320ceo aircraft powered by the V2500 engine.
Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent compared to the regulatory standard, and to reduce the noise footprint by 75 percent.