Spirit awards engine supply and maintenance contract to Pratt & Whitney as part of GTF deal

Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine to power its latest order of 100 firm and 50 option A320neo family aircraft, with deliveries expected to begin in 2023.

The fleet will also be covered by Pratt & Whitney’s ‘EngineWise’ long-term maintenance agreement.

“Spirit operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry, and this order for the latest GTF engines, combined with our existing pipeline of brand-new aircraft, will ensure we continue to lead the way,” said Spirit Airline’s chief financial officer Scott Haralson.

“Pairing new planes with the latest engine technology from our long-term business partner Pratt & Whitney allows us to accomplish our mission of delivering the best value in the sky.”

Pratt & Whitney engines have powered Spirit’s fleet since the airline started operations in 1983.

“We are honoured to extend our long-standing relationship with Spirit,” said Pratt & Whitney’s chief commercial officer Rick Deurloo.

“We appreciate Spirit’s continued confidence in us – and in the unmatched economic and environmental performance that our GTF engines are delivering.”      

Pratt & Whitney has announced more than 1,200 GTF engine orders and commitments since the beginning of 2021.

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