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Game Changing Technology: Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ Engine Reduces Fuel Burn by 40 Million Gallons


Pratt & Whitney customers have saved an estimated 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million USD, avoiding nearly 383,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine entered service in early 2016. 

That’s equivalent to the energy use of 41,000 US homes for one year!

The Pratt & Whitney GFT engine has also demonstrated its ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, to reduce NOx emissions by 50 percent to the regulatory standard, and to lower the noise footprint by 75 percent.

“The GTF engine is helping our customers decrease operating costs by reducing fuel burn, while also reducing noise and NOx emissions,” said Tom Pelland, senior vice president, Commercial Engines Programs, at Pratt & Whitney. “Our airline customers tell us they’re pleased the engine is meeting fuel burn expectations right out of the gate. We’re excited about continuing to provide them with game-changing, advanced technology engines that deliver annual recurring fuel savings.”

As more GTF engines enter revenue service this year, the outlook for 2018 remains bright. The GTF engine program is continuing to attract new orders and is ramping up production deliveries, all while supporting a growing in-service fleet.


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