Viva Aerobus selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine for A321neo aircraft 

Render of a Viva Aerobus A321neo in flight.
Image Credit: Airbus

On the 5th of July in Hartford Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney announced that the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine has been selected by Mexican carrier Viva Aerobus to power its order for an additional 90 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney expects the engines to be delivered in 2027. The Mexican airline have previously ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, and has in total committed to 155 aircraft installed with GTF engines. 

Maintenance agreement extended

American engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and Viva Aerobus have also signed an extended agreement on their EngineWise® Maintenance long-term agreement to ensure that the GTF engines on all of its Airbus fleet are protected.

The signed contract shows professionalism and that the GTF engines are built to quality. 

Carlos Zuazua, CEO of Viva Aerobus. said: “As we continue to grow and renew our fleet, we need the best engine technology, with lower operating costs and fuel efficiency.”

The CEO continued: “At Viva Aerobus our mission is not only to be always safe, always reliable, and always low fares, but to do so in a way that is mindful of the environment.”

“Our commitment to The Future is Green, our environmental culture, has led us down the path of innovation and state-of-the-art technology.”

“This GTF engine agreement with Pratt & Whitney is an important step towards further reducing our environmental footprint.”


Viva Aerobus’ trust in Pratt & Whitney

The Mexican low-cost carrier was founded and established in 2006 and is based in Monterrey, Mexico. The funky airline operates 31 V2500®, which is powering A320CEO family aircraft, and 43 GTF-powered highly fuel-efficient A320neo aircraft.

The airline received its first-ever NEO family aircraft in 2016 and the first A321NEO in 2020. The airline seems firm in its decision to select the GTF engines, signalling a good and healthy relationship between Viva Aerobus and Pratt & Whitney. 

Rick Deurloo, President of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney commented on the trust Viva Aerobus has in Pratt & Whitney: “We have a long history with Viva Aerobus, starting with their V2500-powered A320ceos in 2014.”

“With GTF engines delivering world-class fuel efficiency, we are pleased that Viva Aerobus continues to depend on us as they grow their airline with the most sustainable engines for single-aisle aircraft.”

Why are the GTF Engines so popular? 

The GTF Engine by Pratt & Whitney is equipped with Collins Aerospace nacelle and engine accessories and delivers performance with the greatest fuel efficiency and lowest greenhouse emissions for operators like the Viva Aerobus.

A Pratt & Whitney GTF engine in service at Air France KLM Engineering workshop.
Photo Credit: Raytheon Technologies

This will help airlines to boost their economic efficiency and also reduce greenhouse emissions; a great marketing gimmick for most airlines operating in the 21st century.

In fact, the new GTF engines produces16% to 20% less fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions than conventional previous generations’ powertrains.

Moreover, nitric oxide emissions are shaved by up to 50% and as well as noise pollution, or footprint, by 75%, creating a much more peaceful environment around the airport.

Importantly, the engine is certified for operating on 50% sustainable and has been successfully tested on 100% SAF. 

The GTX engines are more than ready to aid airlines in reducing their carbon footprint and supporting the global aviation industry as a whole. This move will also propel Viva Aerobus to become a green leader in Mexico.

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