YTO Cargo has selected Pratt & Whitney for support of their new fleet of in-service Boeing 767-300ER powered by PW4000 94-inch engines. A cargo airline headquartered in Hangzhou, China, YTO Cargo will receive a support service package from Pratt & Whitney as part of the agreement for selecting the PW4000. The service package will allow for smooth entry into service of the 767-freighter fleet.
“This agreement with Pratt & Whitney came after careful considerations in terms of engine experience, reliability and supportability within China,” said Hongxiang Li, president of YTO Cargo Airlines. “The support package will help ensure our operations are efficient as we continue to grow our fleet and our business.”
Pratt & Whitney has delivered more than 2,500 PW4000 94-inch engines that have collectively logged more than 140 million flight hours on commercial aircraft around the world. The PW4000 94-inch engines power Boeing 747, 767 and MD-11 aircraft, as well as Airbus A300 and A310 aircraft.
“The agreement today is an exciting milestone for our participation in the China cargo market, and we are proud to provide support for YTO Cargo’s new aircraft,” said Yogesh Farswani, president, Greater China, Customer Business, Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “The PW4000 engine family that will power these aircraft have an exceptional track record of performance and dependability, with numerous commercial customers operating the engine globally over the course of 30 years. We look forward to supporting YTO Cargo for many years to come.”
The PW4000 94-inch engine was the first model in the PW4000 family of high-thrust engines, covering a range of 52,000 to 62,000 pounds of thrust. Approved for 180-minute Extended-range Twin-engine Operations (ETOPS), the engine provides airlines with operational flexibility and high reliability. The engine’s benefits are further enhanced by excellent performance retention, long on-wing times and low maintenance costs.