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Paris Air Show: Condor signs engine maintenance contract with Pratt & Whitney

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photo_camera From L to R: Scott Cika, regional vice president, Customer Business for Europe at Pratt & Whitney and the Condor Flugdienst GmbH team including Axel Schefe, group director, Fleet Management & Strategic Maintenance Procurement, Arndt Berlage, senior contracting manager, Björn Walther, chief financial officer and Sabina Heil, senior manager, Fleet Management, Aircraft Leasing in front of the GTF engine.

Pratt & Whitney has announced that Germain airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH (Condor) has signed an EngineWise Maintenance long-term agreement.

The agreement covers the airline’s fleet of 13 A320neo and 28 A321neo aircraft, all GTF-powered.

Björn Walther, chief financial officer at Condor, said: “GTF-powered aircraft will provide an exceptional combination of economic and environmental benefits for our business and passengers.

“EngineWise services will provide the insights we need to optimise the efficiency of fleet and operations, to support our ambition to enable responsible, and at the same time comfortable, travels with significantly reduced carbon emissions, lower fuel consumption and less noise.”

Rick Deurloo, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney, said: “Condor will not only benefit from the latest engine technology delivering the greenest, most fuel-efficient engines in service today, but they will also have access to our portfolio of services and solutions to advance the performance and maturity of their fleet.”

Nine million guests fly with Condor each year to around 90 destinations in Europe, Africa and America.

Currently flying PW4000-powered Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, Condor and Pratt & Whitney established their relationship over 60 years ago with the Wasp-powered Convair CV-240 aircraft.

In subsequent years the airline operated a full range of Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft, including the DC-8, 707, 727, 737, 747 and 757.

Condor’s A320neo Sea (from 2024). Credit: Condor

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