January 29, 2018

Pratt geared turbofan engines to power Brazilian aircraft

PHOTO | Pratt & Whitney
PHOTO | Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Embraer of Brazil celebrated the December delivery of the first two geared turbofan (GTF) production engines for the E190-E2 aircraft. The E2 will enter into service with Widerøe Airlines in Scandinavia in the spring.

East Hartford aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said Monday its geared turbofan (GTF) engines have been delivered to Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer for use in Widerøe Airlines in Scandinavia.

Final assembly and installation of the engines will be at Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, the two companies said.

"The GTF is the ideal engine to power Embraer's new E2 aircraft," said Graham Webb, vice president of commercial engine programs at Pratt & Whitney.

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine is reducing fuel burn by 16 percent, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent and lowering the noise footprint by 75 percent, Pratt said.

Pratt is a division of Farmington aerospace conglomerate United Technologies Corp.

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