News — 2019

SMBC Aviation Capital announces Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines to Power 20 Additional Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft


Paris, 17th June 2019:

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world's leading aircraft leasing companies, today announces it has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power an additional 20 A320neo family aircraft with options, bringing the leasing company's total to 50 firm GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital said: "We are pleased to announce this deal with Pratt & Whitney. We believe the Pratt & Whitney GTF powered A320neo will provide our customers with a highly efficient and effective solution for their requirements"

Rick Deurloo, Chief Customer Officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney said: "We value SMBC Aviation Capital's continued confidence in the GTF engine with this additional order. We are honored to supply SMBC Aviation Capital and its airline customers with the advantages of the GTF engine"


Orla Benson/Conor Irwin, SMBC Aviation Capital, Mobile: +353 86 047 4343

Ben Griffiths Powerscourt: +44 7753 464 637


SMBC Aviation Capital is one of the world's leading aircraft lessors, with 86 airline customers in 40 countries. At 31 March 2019, the company owns, manages and is committed to purchase 729 aircraft. Established in 2001, the company was acquired in 2012 by a consortium comprising of two of Japan's biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation. For further information go to

About Pratt & Whitney:

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC. To learn more about the GTF engine, visit To receive press releases and other news directly, please sign up here.

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