Monday, October 17, 2022

Pratt & Whitney committed to strengthen India’s aerospace ecosystem

From powering India’s legendary DC-3 Parshuram aircraft post-independence, to the 1960s with Air India’s first Boeing 707 powered by P&W’s JT3D engine – Pratt & Whitney has powered India’s flight and its dreams since the very beginning. Our engines power India’s aircraft fleet across commercial, defence, regional and general aviation – delivering dependable, economical, sustainable, and fuel-efficient flying.  

Indian airlines today fly one of newest aircraft fleets anywhere in the world, including more than 180 A320 neos powered by our GTF family of engines. The revolutionary GTF engine delivers 16-20 percent increased fuel efficiency, reduces NOx emissions by 50 percent and noise footprint by 75 percent.

Indian airlines, one of the first adopters of the GTF worldwide, have saved nearly $1 billion in fuel savings (580 million liters) since its entry into service. The same dependability, and efficiency is delivered by our PW100/150 family for India’s regional aviation growth under UDAN.  India’s ATR and Dash-8 turboprop aircraft, mainstays for regional aviation, run on Pratt & Whitney engines.  

Pratt & Whitney is proud to power the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) mission critical aircraft which includes the F117 engines on the IAF’s 11 C-17 Globemasters, and the PT6A turboprop engine on its 75 PC-7 trainers. Furthermore, Pratt & Whitney has been a key propulsion partner for the NAL-SARAS MKI with our PT6A turboprop engine. Pratt & Whitney Canada and the National Aeronautical Laboratory (NAL) have been working together for over a decade on the development of NAL’s multirole light transport aircraft, SARAS.

With the latest acquisition of the C295 transport aircraft, powered by our dependable PW127G engines, Pratt & Whitney’s ties with the IAF have been further strengthened. As the Indian Air Force looks to expand its capabilities by modernizing its aircraft, Pratt & Whitney is well-positioned to support the IAF in its transformation for the future. 

17/10/22 Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney/Financial Express

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