Accelerating The Transition Of Long-Haul Aviation Towards Net Zero


Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell investing in the technology required to achieve the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero Call for further collaboration and greater ambition to scale-up vital production of sustainable aviation fuels and exceed the UN Race to Zero goals for aviation   With just weeks to go before the COP26 climate conference, […]

Pratt & Whitney Congratulates Air France on Receiving First Airbus A220, Powered by GTF Engines


        PARIS, September 29, 2021 – The Air France-KLM Group today at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport celebrated the arrival of Air France’s first A220-300 aircraft. The airline finalized an order in February 2021 for more than 120 GTF engines for a fleet of 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, powered exclusively by […]

Five years of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines in China Saving 95 Million Gallons of Fuel


Zhuhai, China, Sept. 28, 2021 – Pratt & Whitney today announced that its GTF engines have now saved Chinese operators more than 95 million gallons (nearly 360 million liters) of fuel and avoided more than 910,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions, accumulating over 400,000 flights and over 1.73 million hours of experience in China. The engines […]

Pratt & Whitney EngineWise® Solutions Strengthen Foothold in China


Growing an In-Country Product Support Ecosystem for Chinese Operators ZHUHAI, September 28, 2021 – Backed by the core values of dependability, innovation and the drive to build a more sustainable world, Pratt & Whitney is investing in its in-country product support ecosystem for its Chinese customers. With support ranging from comprehensive EngineWise® solutions, predictive analytics, […]

Pratt & Whitney and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Announce the First GTF Engine Inducted for Overhaul in China


ZHUHAI, September 28, 2021 – Pratt & Whitney is proud to announce the induction of the first GTF engine for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in China. MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airline Company Limited, joined the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ MRO network in December 2020 and has […]

Pratt & Whitney Awarded Funding by FAA for $50M Effort to Further Develop Sustainable Propulsion Technologies


East Hartford, Conn., September 20, 2021 – Pratt & Whitney and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investing $50 million to develop an ultra-quiet engine fan and advanced combustion technology designed to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel consumption as part of the third phase of the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN III) […]



15 September 2021 We are pleased to announce the completion of the first flight of our all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft. At 14:56 (BST) the plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric power train with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards […]

Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement to accelerate progress towards net zero


The companies will join forces to progress the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in aircraft engines and shape policies that support a net zero pathway for the industry Shell and Rolls-Royce today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero […]