Pratt & Whitney announced that Porter Airlines has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, which is powered exclusively by GTF engines. This is the first of 30 aircraft selected in 2021, with an additional 20 selected in 2022. Combined with 50 purchase rights, the airline has committed to up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft. Porter Airlines is the launch customer for the Embraer E195-E2 in North America.
“These GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft will deliver operational and environmental value that let us reach more customers, with an even better travel experience, we’ve already announced our first routes with these aircraft, which will fly from Toronto Pearson to Montréal, Ottawa Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Halifax. This is the beginning of a North American expansion that will see us serve destinations throughout the continent.”Michael Deluce, president and CEO for Porter Airlines.
Porter Airlines is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, currently flying within Eastern Canada and to the United States. The airline also operates a fleet of de Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft powered by PW150A turboprop engines, which produces nearly twice the takeoff power of older turboprop engines, with improved fuel efficiency.
“Our turboprop engines powered Porter Airlines’ first commercial flight, and we believe the GTF engine is integral to their future growth with larger, longer-range E195-E2 aircraft,”Rick Deurloo, Commercial Engines president at Pratt & Whitney.
The Porter E195-E2 features technologies and products from Pratt & Whitney and its sister company Collins Aerospace, including GTF engines, nacelles, controls, accessories, wheels, brakes and APS2600 auxiliary power unit.