Vietjet selects RTX’s Pratt & Whitney to power 19 additional A321neo aircraft

Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney (left) and Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO, Vietjet (right) signing an agreement for RTX’s Pratt & Whitney to provide GTF engines for 19 additional A321neo aircraft for Vietjet.

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, Vietjet announced today that the airline has exercised options for an additional 19 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney will also provide Vietjet with engine maintenance through an EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement.

A signing ceremony took place at the Singapore Airshow with representatives from both companies.

Dinh Viet Phuong, Vietjet Chief Executive Officer said. “We continue to select and trust our partner, Pratt & Whitney, as they have long been a world leader in the aviation industry with a solid technology foundation.

“We are confident about the GTF-powered aircraft that provide fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.

“Vietjet continues to have trust and faith in the ongoing support provided by Pratt & Whitney.”

Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney said: “Nearly a decade ago, Vietjet first selected the GTF engine, and we value the airline’s continued trust in Pratt & Whitney to power its expanding fleet.

“GTF engines provide Vietjet with some of the lowest fuel consumption and emissions in the region.”