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Viva Aerobus chooses Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power more A320neo aircraft

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photo_camera Viva Aerobus Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power 90 More Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, has announced that Mexican low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has once again selected GTF engines to power an additional 90 Airbus A321neo firm aircraft orders.

Having previously ordered 65 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft, the airline has now committed to 155 aircraft with GTF engines, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2027.

The two companies have also extended their EngineWise® Maintenance long-term agreement to cover the maintenance needs of the entire GTF-powered fleet.

Establised in 2006, Viva Aerobus is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, an currently operates 31 V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 43 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft.

Viva Aerobus received its first A320neo in 2016 and its first A321neo in 2020.

Juan Carlos Zuazua, chief executive office 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.”

“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.”

Rick Deurloo, president of commercial engines at Pratt & Whitney, said: “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.”

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