Korean Air Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines for up to 50 Airbus Aircraft

posted on 11th February 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Korean Air Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines for up to 50 Airbus Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and Korean Air announced the formal selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft.  The aircraft are expected to begin delivery in 2021.

Korean Air and Pratt & Whitney are also entering into discussions for the Korean Air Maintenance and Engineering Division to join Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM GTF MRO network.

We look forward to continued efficiency, fuel savings and environmental benefits of these latest A321neo aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine,” said Mr. Soo-Keun Lee, Korean Air’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.  

Joining the GTF MRO network is a significant milestone that will allow Korean Air to enhance its MRO capability.”

Korean Air currently operates 10 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in service powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines.  In addition, Korean Air’s Pratt & Whitney powered fleet includes 18 777s, six 747s, and 29 A330s.  Korean Air also operates a fleet of 10 A380s powered by the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.

Pratt & Whitney has shared a long-standing relationship and history with Korean Air dating back to the late 1960s and we are honored to power their next-generation fleet,” said Rick Deurloo, chief commercial officer at Pratt & Whitney.

We appreciate Korean Air’s continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney and we remain committed to supporting their fleet for many years to come.”