Pratt & Whitney today announced that Porter Airlines (“Porter”) has exercised purchase rights for another 20 GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft. This brings Porter’s order to date to 50 firm E195-E2 aircraft, while maintaining 50 purchase rights, which makes the airline one of the largest E-Jets E2 customers in the world. The airline is expected to take its first E195-E2 aircraft in the coming months.
“The GTF-powered E195-E2 is the right choice for Porter, our passengers and the cities we intend to serve with it throughout North America,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO at Porter Airlines. “GTF engines help make this aircraft the quietest, most efficient, most sustainable single-aisle jet available today. This combination will help us grow our network with a great passenger experience, while being responsible to the communities we serve.”
Founded in 2006, Porter Airlines is a regional airline located in Toronto, Canada, with service to 20 destinations in Canada and the United States. The airline currently operates a fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines. PW150A is one of the most advanced turboprop engines currently in service, with nearly twice the takeoff power of older turboprop engines and with significantly higher fuel efficiency.
“Porter is known for operating the quietest, most efficient, most environmentally friendly aircraft available today,” said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “With the GTF-powered E195-E2, Porter better serves a greater number of families, friends and colleagues who are now able to get to their destinations in a cleaner, greener, quieter and more affordable way.”
The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine is the only geared propulsion system delivering industry-leading sustainability benefits and dependable, world-class operating costs. It is the exclusive powerplant of the Embraer E-Jets E2 family, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions up to 25% per seat, NOx emissions by 50% and noise footprint by 75%.* Certified for operation on 50% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and successfully tested on 100% SAF, they are capable of further reductions in carbon emissions, which will help the aviation industry meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The engine’s revolutionary geared fan architecture is the foundation for more sustainable aviation technologies in the decades ahead. Learn more at pwgtf.com.
*Reductions vs. prior generation aircraft, based on 75 dB noise contour and ICAO CAEP/6 emissions regulations.
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