Pratt & Whitney's GTF™ engine, with its revolutionary geared fan technology, is transforming aviation by delivering game-changing economic and environmental performance. It is the architecture of choice, and customers love its performance and design.
The engine's fan-drive gear system is just one component of this next-generation engine. The GTF engine also incorporates advances in aerodynamics, lightweight materials and other major technology improvements in the compressor, turbine, combustor, controls, engine health monitoring and more. The GTF engine has met all performance specifications since entering into service, achieving up to 20% reduction in fuel burn, 50% lower regulated emissions and a 75% smaller noise footprint.
Saving nearly 100 gallons of fuel and a full metric tonne of carbon emissions per flight hour, the GTF engine is powering the next-generation of efficient, sustainable air travel, allowing airlines and airports to open new routes and fly more people, farther, with less fuel – and much lower noise.
The GTF leads a new era of commercial jet engines for India, powering a large fleet of Airbus A320neo family aircraft at IndiGo and GoAir. Given the GTF’s unmatched fuel efficiency and runway for growth, India became early adopter of the engine in 2016.
As the GTF crosses the 5 years of service milestone in India, the engine has contributed to lower fares and new routes. Today the engine has flown more than 3 million engine flight hours, carrying over 100 million passengers since its induction. The GTF lets our customers not only fly further with the same fuel load, but also take more efficient flight routes. The engine family is now delivering world-class dispatch reliability in addition to its superior economic and environmental benefits.
In India, there are now more than a 190 GTF powered aircraft that are helping drive the post-pandemic recovery for our customers like IndiGo and GoFirst. They are delivering the fuel-economics and efficiency airlines need. GTF powered aircraft have clocked more than 3 million engine flight hours for our Indian customers and saved 100 million gallons (600 million liters) of fuel for them.
Our recently announced Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine for Airbus A320neo family aircraft further extends the economic and environmental benefits of the existing GTF – by reducing fuel consumption by an additional 1% – and extends its lead as the most efficient powerplant for the A320neo family. The GTF Advantage decreases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 17% in total compared to prior-generation A320neo engines. It will also be compatible with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at entry into service, helping the industry meet its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.
India already has one of the most modern and fuel-efficient commercial fleets in the world, with the bulk of the country’s A320neo family aircraft powered by GTF engines. With the industry-leading environmental benefits, mature dispatch reliability and world-class economics that the current engine is delivering, and with additional thrust and efficiency gains, the GTF Advantage is uniquely suited for the India market in the future.
The GTF engine is delivering game-changing performance across three in-service aircraft platforms – the Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jets E2 families – with additional aircraft in development. Learn more at pwgtf.com.