JetSMART picks Pratt & Whitney GTF engine for 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

JetSMART Airbus A321-200N

Pratt & Whitney has been selected by the Chilian-based ultra low-cost carrier JetSMART to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. 

News of the agreement was announced on February 21, 2024, as the aviation community gather in Asia for the Singapore Airshow 2024

Of the 35 planes set to be fitted with the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engine nine are Airbus A321XLR aircraft. 

According to ch-aviation, JetSMART currently has 93 A320neo family aircraft on order.  

In June 2019, JetSMART selected the GTF engine to power 70 A320neo family aircraft while the airline also operates an additional 15 leased GTF powered A320neos.  

A fleet of 11 A320ceo family aircraft are powered by the V2500 engine. 

“We are pleased to select additional GTF engines for our A320neo family fleet, as a key element to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%, with a 75% smaller noise footprint. All of this contributes to our ULCC model and commitment to low fares and sustainable aviation, providing a better experience to our customers,” Estuardo Ortiz, CEO, JetSMART, said. 

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

“We are building upon our collaboration with JetSMART as they drive continued expansion in the Latin American market,” Rick Deurloo, President of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, said. “With unmatched fuel efficiency, payload and range, GTF engines will enable JetSMART to open new routes across South America and fly more people, farther, with less fuel and lower carbon emissions.” 

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