Airbus A320neo Pratt & Whitney Engine Up Close
Pratt & Whitney said on Thursday that its new turbofan aircraft engine gear registered high reliability in its initial customer, Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
"We are 99 percent reliable release for Lufthansa," Bob Leduc, president of Pratt & Whitney, said at an investor conference held by the parent of United Technologies.
"A motor is not robust, a motor that is not shown nondurable 99 percent dispatch outside the box."
Lufthansa took delivery of the first Airbus A320neo aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines in January after launch customer Qatar Airways raised concerns about engine performance in hot climates. On Wednesday, Qatar Airways said the engines have not been tested properly and was seeking guarantees of compliance with Airbus and Pratt.
The A320neo Family is reaching new heights, with increased fuel saving per seat improved further to 20% in 2020. whole family in saving fuel consumption by 20% is achieved through the latest innovations Airbus cabin reinforced by improving engine efficiency.
"The A320neo Family gets better, since we are continuously innovating in both the productivity of the cab and engine efficiency to stay ahead of the game," said John Leahy, Airbus Head of the clients. "The NEO will deliver a 15% fuel burn savings from day one in 2015 and will go up to 20% in 2020, which guarantees the A320 maintains its position as the family of single-aisle aircraft leading next generation. "
Without compromising better passenger comfort class, Airbus is offering the option of higher counts airlines activated security through the latest innovations in the cabin. These include the new generation of slim line seats, arrangements and rear kitchen sinks space-Flex Airbus and Airbus Smart-Lav which together optimize the efficient use of floor space of the cabin. The authorities certify the A320 family, with increased seating limit the end of 2014.
The A320neo (new engine option) cabin incorporates innovations, new generation engines and Sharklets (large wingtip devices) which together deliver 20 percent in fuel per seat for 2020.
At the moment, firm orders for the aircraft NEO 3257 reached 60 customers, representing a market share of 60 percent in its category.