Pratt & Whitney announced that Aviation Capital Group selected 20 firm GTF-powered Airbus A220 aircraft, and also selected GTF engines to power an additional 20 firm and 20 option A320neo family aircraft. This brings ACG’s total to date to 80 firm and 27 option GTF-powered aircraft.
The order was first announced as a Memorandum of Understanding on December 30 and grows the number of managed and owned in the fleet, which stood at a combined 74 at the end of September 2021. It also purchased four airBaltic A220-300s under a sale and leaseback agreement.
According to the ch-Aviation’s fleet database, the ACG A320neo fleet looks like this. One can see the imbalance that is being updated.
The 20 firm orders bring the engine balance close to equilibrium for ACG. ACG has typically balanced engine orders on Airbus single-aisles. So while this is a win for Pratt & Whitney, it also is not a surprise.
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