Breeze Airways, which was founded in 2018 and currently operates an Embraer E190 and E195 fleet, has received possession of its first Airbus A220-300 single-aisle aircraft at the Mobile, Alabama delivery center.
At the same time, it was reported that Pratt & Whitney GTFTM geared turbofan engines will power all 80 A220-300 jets on order. In addition, under a comprehensive, long-term EngineWise® arrangement, Pratt & Whitney will provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services.
“We are excited to fly our first Airbus A220 and to grow our fleet in partnership with Pratt & Whitney,” said David Neeleman, founder, and CEO at Breeze Airways.
“At Breeze, we’re working to make flying accessible and ‘seriously nice’ for everyone. With industry-leading fuel efficiency, Pratt & Whitney’s engines will help us fly more passengers, farther, quieter, and more sustainably, at lower fares.”
In comparison to previous-generation aircraft, the A220 has much lower operational expenses.
The engine may save double digits on fuel and carbon emissions while reducing noise by 75% and creating NOx emissions that are 50% lower than the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) CAEP/6 guideline.
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