FLY91 signs engine services agreement with RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada

MUMBAI: FLY91, the recently launched regional airline, has signed a multi-year engine services agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the PW127M engines that power the regional carrier’s fleet of ATR 72-600 turboprop passenger aircraft.In a press statement, the airline said it intends to increase its fleet by the end of 2024 to provide local connectivity to underserved cities in the country.
Pratt & Whitney PW100-powered regional turboprop aircraft consume 25 % to 40% less fuel and avoid an equal measure of CO2 emissions than similar sized jets on typical regional routes of 350 miles or less, the airline said, explaining its choice of the engine. “The agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada is a significant step in ensuring we can provide our customers with dependable regional air travel from our base at Goa’s Manohar International Airport,” said Manoj Chacko, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FLY91. “We are committed to reliable, sustainable, and scalable air transportation services to build India’s regional connectivity. We strongly believe that our ATR aircraft powered by P&WC’s PW127M engines will help us achieve just that,” he added.
“Availability is a key factor by which airlines are evaluated from a customer service perspective,” said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. “The ability of a commercial aircraft to take off as scheduled often depends on the readiness and reliability of its engines. We have 40 years of experience in the maintenance of the PW100 engine family and we’re confident we can help FLY91 enjoy excellent dispatch reliability for its ATR 72-600 fleet and fully meet passenger expectations.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the PW100 engine family which powers 90% of all regional turboprop aircraft operating today in the 30- to 90-passenger category. The P&WC Customer Service network consists of 50 owned and designated facilities, supported by approximately 2,000 P&WC employees around the globe.
FLY91 (Just Udo Aviation Private Limited) is a pure play regional airline headquartered in Goa, with focus to enhance air connectivity across tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India. The airline launched services over a week ago, with the inaugural flight from Goa to Bengaluru. On its maiden day of operations, Fly91 also flew to Sindhudurg from Bengaluru. The airline has schedules to fly between Goa, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Sindhudurg, while next month it plans to connect to Agatti, Jalgaon, and Pune in April. Under the current schedule the airline operates flights between Goa and Bengaluru and Bengaluru-Sindhudurg on Monday, Friday, and Saturday. Additionally, they’ll fly between Goa and Hyderabad, as well as Sindhudurg and Hyderabad twice a week.

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