Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, has released that Afrijet of Gabon has signed a 12-year Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan (GMCP) to cover the engines on three ATR 72-600 aircraft that are on order. One of the aircraft will be powered by PW127M engines, while the other two will fly with new PW127XT-M engines.
The PW127XT engine, launched at the 2021 Dubai Airshow, is the new standard in regional turboprop aviation. The PW127XT offers 40% more time on wing, a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and 3% less fuel consumption. Overall, regional turboprops consume 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 emissions than regional jets on flights up to 400 nautical miles.