Korean Air has selected the Pratt & Whitney GTF
engine to power up to 50 Airbus A321neo aircraft scheduled for delivery
The two companies have also entered
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.”
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.”
Pratt & Whitney.