Wizz Air to maintain P&W partnership for 166 more Airbus jets

posted on 28th January 2020 by William Hayes
Wizz Air to maintain P&W partnership for 166 more Airbus jets

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced it is continuing its relationship with aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for 166 more Airbus A320neo-family jets.

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air has announced it is continuing its relationship with aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for 166 more Airbus A320neo-family jets.

The deal will see the American aero-engine company incorporate the PW1100G engine into 90 aircraft from a 2016 deal, in addition to an extra 56 A320neos.

It also covers the 20 A321XLRs recently ordered by the carrier – although Wizz had already indicated that it would fit the Pratt & Whitney engine to these long-haul variants.

Wizz Air has previously selected the PW1100G for other A320neo-family jets on order. The airline received its first, an A321neo, in March last year.

Pratt & Whitney says the latest selection brings Wizz Air’s overall orders to 276 aircraft powered by the PW1100G.

The manufacturer will also provide long-term maintenance service for the powerplants.

Wizz operated seven Pratt & Whitney-powered A321neos as well as 113 Airbus single-aisle jets fitted with International Aero Engines V2500s.