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FLY91 Signs Engine Services Agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada

By Swaati Ketkar

Published on April 1, 2024

Introduction

India’s newest regional airline, FLY91, has taken a significant step toward enhancing its operational reliability. The airline recently signed a multi-year engine services agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of PW127M engines. These engines power FLY91’s fleet of ATR 72-600 turboprop passenger aircraft.

Background

FLY91, a brand launched by Just Udo Aviation Private Limited, commenced its commercial operations on March 18. With a focus on India’s robust domestic aviation market, the airline aims to expand rapidly by adding six more ATR 72-600s within the next six months. These aircraft will play a crucial role in connecting underserved cities across the country.

Engine MRO Agreement

FLY91’s Managing Director and CEO, Manoj Chacko, emphasized the importance of the engine MRO agreement. He stated, “We are committed to reliable, sustainable, and scalable air transportation services. Our ATR aircraft, powered by P&WC’s PW127M engines, will help us achieve just that.” The base of operations for FLY91 is Goa’s Manohar International Airport.

Environmental Impact

P&WC’s PW100-powered regional turboprop engines offer significant environmental benefits. Compared to similar-sized jets on typical regional routes of 350 miles or less, these engines consume 25-40% less fuel and emit an equal measure of CO2. The PW100 engine family currently powers 90% of all regional turboprop aircraft in the 30- to 90-passenger category.

Conclusion

As FLY91 continues to strengthen India’s regional connectivity, its collaboration with P&WC ensures dependable air travel for passengers. The airline’s commitment to sustainability aligns with the efficient performance of PW127M engines.

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