Neste and travel organization Sunweb Group announce partnership to reduce Sunweb customers’ flight emissions with sustainable aviation fuel

Source: Neste Sunweb Group, one of the leading European travel organizations, and Neste announce today that they have entered into a new partnership based on which Sunweb Group purchases 306 tons (385,000 liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) from Neste to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from Sunweb flights. The SAF volume purchased provides an emission reduction equaling the amount of GHG emissions from all Sunweb flights departing in 2022. Sunweb does not own any aircraft itself but uses commercial airlines for air travel to various holiday destinations. The partnership follows Sunweb’s earlier announced decision to stop CO2 compensation; instead, the company invests in reducing CO2 emissions of its organized travel with Neste’s SAF that will be used by [...]

2022-11-04T15:09:11+02:00November 4th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

Neste to supply the Air France-KLM Group with more than 1 million tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Neste Corporation Neste to supply the Air France-KLM Group with more than 1,000,000 tons (approximately 1.26 billion liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ over a period of 8 years starting in 2023. This SAF agreement is one of the largest of its kind in the aviation industry and supports the Air France-KLM Group’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation sector. Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle compared to using fossil jet fuel.  The Air France-KLM Group (AF-KLM) and Neste have announced the expansion of their existing cooperation with a new strategic partnership for the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to the Group. This new SAF [...]

2022-10-26T17:13:16+03:00October 25th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Welcomes Iberia Maintenance to the GTF MRO Network

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney today announced that it will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include Iberia Maintenance, the maintenance and engineering division of Iberia Airlines. The Madrid-based facility will service PW1100G-JM engines for the A320neo family with full disassembly, assembly and test capability. The announcement was recognized at an in-person signing ceremony with Marc Meredith, Executive Director of GTF Engine Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney, and Andy Best, Chief Technical Officer for Iberia, during Aviation Week's MRO Europe conference. With more than 10,000 engine orders and commitments from more than 90 customers, GTF engines now power more than 1,300 aircraft with 62 operators across three aircraft families. [...]

2022-10-20T08:29:19+03:00October 20th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches its New Services Hub – Guiding Customers Towards the Right Maintenance Offerings for their Engine

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today the launch of its new self-serve digital tool called the Services Hub, designed to guide customers through the process of selecting the right P&WC maintenance services and solutions online based on their engine and aircraft model as well as lifecycle stage. With more than 70 different tailored aftermarket offerings to support the P&WC-powered flying population of over 66,000 engines in service, the Services Hub makes choosing engine maintenance solutions and services simple and easy. "The Services Hub is a part of the ongoing aftermarket digital transformation at P&WC to enhance the customer experience," said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service, P&WC. "With [...]

2022-10-18T07:54:13+03:00October 18th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney Canada MRO to Open in Germany for PW800 Business Aviation Engines in Collaboration with MTU Aero Engines

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that a second maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for the PW800 engine will open in Germany in 2024 in cooperation with long-time collaborator MTU Aero Engines. "This is another way we are striving to meet the MRO needs of our customers around the globe," said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "We are delighted to be collaborating with MTU on this new MRO facility. We have been working with MTU for more than three decades and have collaborated on many projects, including on the development of the low-pressure turbine and high-pressure compressor for the PW800 engine." [...]

2022-10-17T21:25:38+03:00October 17th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of Five New Airbus A321-200 XLR Aircraft with LATAM Airlines

Source: Air Lease Corporation Today Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) announced long-term lease placements for five new long-range Airbus A321-200 XLR aircraft with LATAM Airlines.  The aircraft are scheduled to deliver to LATAM starting in fall 2025 through 2026 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. “We are pleased to announce this lease placement for five new long-range Airbus A321-200 XLRs with our airline customer based in Chile, LATAM Airlines, and be the first to introduce the XLR to the airline,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “As the largest South American carrier, LATAM is continuing its fleet modernization program adding the most advanced technology aircraft to enhance efficiency and passenger experience. These five new ALC A321XLR jets [...]

2022-10-14T06:18:08+03:00October 14th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney and NAAEE Announce Inaugural Winners of Global E-STEM Awards Supporting Environmental Education Youth Programs

Source: Pratt & Whitney Grants totaling $250,000 presented to 13 nonprofit organizations in 11 countries Pratt & Whitney and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) today announced the winners of the first-ever Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards. Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, Pratt & Whitney's chief transformation and strategy officer, bestowed grants totaling $250,000 to 13 nonprofit organizations in 11 countries. Each group demonstrated a remarkable commitment to advancing environmental, science, technology, engineering, and math (E-STEM) education programs for underrepresented students ages 11–18. "Pratt & Whitney remains steadfast in the development of sustainable propulsion technologies to transform the future of flight, reducing aviation's carbon footprint and impact on the environment," said Kumarasingam, the champion of the program. "We are honored to work with [...]

2022-10-14T08:08:58+03:00October 14th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

RTX Ventures invests in H55 to advance Electric Propulsion Technologies for clean and efficient air mobility applications

Source: H55 RTX Ventures, the venture capital arm of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), has made a minority investment in electric propulsion system company H55 to drive the development of electric aviation solutions. The investment in H55 aligns with Raytheon Technologies' longstanding leadership in the development of innovative and sustainable propulsion technologies. H55, a Swiss company, is a leading enabler of electric propulsion solutions and battery systems. The team has proven ability in developing, integrating and flight-testing electric propulsion systems, including Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered electric airplane to fly around the world. "H55 is a key collaborator in our strategy for demonstrating the potential of hybrid-electric propulsion technology, which will be enhanced by this investment from RTX Ventures," said Graham [...]

2022-10-12T22:25:51+03:00October 12th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|

Frontier Airlines Introduces First A321neo with GTF Engines

Source: Pratt & Whitney "Frederick the Bald Eagle" is the airline's first A321neo, first GTF-powered aircraft, and first of three special liveries Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, and Frontier Airlines welcomed the arrival of the carrier's first Airbus A321neo aircraft, outfitted with Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines, at a celebration at Tampa International Airport.   In recognition of the companies' relationship, Frontier asked Pratt & Whitney employees to name the first three aircraft. The first plane was named "Frederick the Bald Eagle" in honor of the company's founder Frederick B. Rentschler, recognizing the nearly 100-year history of the engine maker. The aircraft features Pratt & Whitney's hallmark bald eagle on the tail and marks the first of 144 A320neo [...]

2022-10-12T15:13:59+03:00October 12th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ Flight Testing Starts on Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Source: Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney today announced that Airbus has started development flight testing of the GTF Advantage engine on an A320neo aircraft. This early flight test campaign will continue to mature the engine by testing it in a variety of environments, including hot and cold weather and operation from high-altitude airports. The flight test campaign is an extension of ongoing product development by Pratt & Whitney and Airbus. Engine certification will continue through the first half of 2023, including flights currently underway on the Pratt & Whitney flying test bed in Mirabel, Québec, Canada, as well as extensive endurance testing to ensure product maturity at entry into service. The engine has completed more than 2,400 hours and [...]

2022-10-05T17:37:44+03:00October 5th, 2022|News, SUPPLIERS|