Pratt & Whitney and Croatia Airlines have finalised engine and aftermarket agreements for the GTF engines that will power its fleet of Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft. As reported by EX-YU Aviation News last week, the first of the new aircraft is currently scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2024. Pratt & Whitney will provide engine maintenance for Croatia Airline’ fleet with an EngineWise Maintenance long-term agreement.
Commenting on the deal at the Paris Air Show, Croatia Airlines’ CEO, Jasmin Bajić, said, “This is an exciting time for Croatia Airlines as we modernise our fleet with these GTF-powered A220 aircraft. By replacing prior-generation planes with the most efficient and sustainable engines and aircraft available today, we’ll be able to shrink our environmental footprint and keep fares competitive”. Rick Deurloo, President of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney, added, “Pratt & Whitney and Croatia Airlines have a longstanding relationship, dating back to the airline’s first passenger operations. With this GTF-powered A220 fleet backed by EngineWise services, Croatia Airlines will benefit from industry-leading technology and world-class service and support, with a growing GTF MRO network, including facilities like Air France Industries, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, EME Aero and Lufthansa Technik in the heart of Europe”.