Air Astana takes delivery of first E190-E2 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 17, 2018 10:10

Air Astana takes delivery of first E190-E2 powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

Air Astana has received delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft. The E190-E2 is powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines.

“Air Astana is pleased to add the E190-E2 aircraft to our growing fleet. We are currently enjoying the economic and environmental advantages of our GTF-powered Airbus A320neo family aircraft, and the E190-E2 aircraft will provide additional benefits as well as significantly improve our passenger experience,” said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana.

Air Astana is the first airline to operate the GTF engine on two aircraft platforms, currently operating four GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft and with an additional 13 aircraft on order. The airline also operates three PW4000-powered Boeing 767 aircraft and 12 V2500-powered A320ceo family aircraft.

“Pratt & Whitney truly values the confidence that Air Astana has placed in our engines, especially in the clean, fuel-efficient geared fan technology of the GTF engine,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Air Astana to support their fleet for many years to come.”

In addition to being selected as the exclusive engine for the E2 commercial aircraft, Pratt & Whitney’s APS2600E auxiliary power unit (APU) is the sole-sourced APU for the E2 family.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 17, 2018 10:10