Pratt & Whitney has announced it will be supplying the engines for Royal Jordanian Airlines new Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The two companies have also finalized an agreement for long-term engine maintenance.
Royal Jordanian has selected GTF engines to power up to 20 of its Airbus fleet, including A320neo and A321neo models. Additionally, Royal Jordanian will introduce up to 10 GTF-powered Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, including E190-E2 and E195-E2 models. Aircraft deliveries are expected to begin in late 2023.
“We have selected GTF-powered aircraft for their industry-leading efficiency, longer range and exceptional operating economics,” said Samer Majali, Vice Chairman and CEO at Royal Jordanian. “These aircraft will allow us to modernize our fleet and offer new routes, all while keeping airfare affordable and significantly reducing our carbon emissions.”
According to Pratt & Whitney, the airline has become the second customer to commit to both the GTF-powered A320neo family and Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft. Royal Jordanian has previously operated several aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney turbofan and turboprop engines and auxiliary power units.
“Pratt & Whitney has been powering Royal Jordanian aircraft since the 1960s, with the Douglas DC-6 and its four Double Wasp engines, followed by the Boeing 707 and 727 in the 1970s and 1980s and the A330 in last decade,” added Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “With the addition of these GTF-powered aircraft, Royal Jordanian will benefit from the geared fan technology that revolutionized the industry with dramatic reductions in noise, emissions and fuel consumption.”