The PW1400G, designed to power the Russia-made Irkut MC-21 aircraft family, has approximate 80 units in its backlog.
Powering the Bombardier CSeries, the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G has an anticipated backlog of 92 units. The CSeries program, which has experienced difficulties over its lifespan, was given fresh investment in October 2017 when Airbus acquired a majority stake.
Pratt & Whitney’s A320neo-powering rival to the CFM LEAP-1A, the PW1000G-JM has an order backlog of 262 units from Latin American airlines. One of the most notable orders was from the LATAM Airlines Group which has a commitment for 67 A320neo aircraft. It took delivery of its first Pratt-powered A320neo in August 2016.
CFM’s LEAP-1A engine, a rival to Pratt & Whitney’s PW1000 as an option for the Airbus A320neo, holds an order backlog of 690. Azul Brazilian Airlines is among Latin American airlines flying LEAP-1A powered A320neos.
The CFM LEAP-1B engine for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has the largest backlog in the region standing at 778 units. Prominent 737 MAX customers in Latin America include Costa Rica’s Copa Airlines and Gol Transportes Aéreos.
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