Korean Air has selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines to power its fleet of up to 50 Airbus A321neos aircraft, in a fleet renewal program.
The airline will be receiving first of PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) powered aircraft in July this year. Airline has 30 A321neo on order, which are scheduled to begin deliveries in July.
The airline also has Boeing 787s and 737 MAXs on order, but the delivery timeline remains unknown.
The A321neos and 737 MAX were originally expected to begin deliveries in 2019, but both types have been significantly delayed due to issues with engines and grounding of MAX.
Korean Air currently operates 10 Airbus A220 powered by PW1500Gs.
Korean Air’s Pratt & Whitney powered fleet includes 18 777s, six 747s, and 29 A330s. Korean Air also operates a fleet of 10 A380s powered by the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.