The GTF engine, with its revolutionary geared fan technology, is transforming aviation by delivering game-changing economic and environmental performance. The GTF engine powers five aircraft platforms, with the Airbus A220, the Airbus A320neo family and Embraer E190-E2 already in commercial service. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) and Irkut MC-21 are currently undergoing flight testing. The GTF engine has met all performance specifications since the start of entry into service. For example, the GTF-powered A320neo has achieved a 16% reduction in fuel consumption, a 75% reduction in noise footprint and a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.
The GTF engine's fan-drive gear system is just one component of this next-generation engine. The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine also incorporates advances in aerodynamics, lightweight materials and other major technology improvements in the high-pressure spool, low-pressure turbine, combustor, controls, engine health monitoring and more.
With a strong backlog of more than 8,000 firm and option engines on order with over 80 customers, the GTF offers approximate savings of 100 gallons of fuel per flight hour and reduction in C02 of 1 metric ton per flight hour.
Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will help drive more efficient, sustainable air travel, enabling airlines to open new routes and fly more people farther, with less fuel – and much lower noise. Operators have the ability to create options for routes that didn’t exist before and make point to point destinations more available to the flying public. These benefits result in quieter communities, quieter flights, cleaner air and economic development.
The pioneering technology of the GTF allows for further evolution and performance enhancements in the future. Being at the very early stages of this new technology, we see a tremendous runway for further efficiency gains and new aircraft applications.