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Singapore Airshow 2018: SWISS orders Pratt & Whitney's GTF engines to power 15 Airbus aircraft

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has ordered Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan (GTF) engines to power 15 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin next year.

Peter Wojahn, head of technical fleet management at SWISS, said: "We are pleased with the engine's fuel efficiency and environmental performance, and our passengers appreciate the noise efficient engines."

SWISS operates a fleet of 15 GTF-powered Bombardier C Series aircraft, including both the CS100 and CS300 models, with another 15 aircraft on order.

The GTF engine, which entered into service in early 2016, reduces fuel burn by 16 per cent and lowers the noise footprint by 75 per cent, said Pratt & Whitney.

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