JetSMART has selected the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power 85 firm order Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetSMART with GTF engine maintenance through a 12-year EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2019.
“The GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft will be a great addition to JetSMART´s current A320ceo fleet, facilitating continued growth of operations to include expansion in the South American market, while benefiting from reduced fuel burn, emissions and noise,” said Estuardo Ortiz, JetSMART CEO. “The efficiency gained with the A320neo will allow us to further reduce our cost and provide our customers with lower fares across South America.”
“We are excited for JetSMART to join the GTF family and begin receiving the fuel savings that will help the airline maintain its low cost approach while powering its growth,” said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney. “Pratt & Whitney is proud to support the continued industry growth in the Latin American market.”