16 July 2014
Engine Manufacturer Pratt & Whitney of Canada has announced at the FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW yesterday that Philippine Airlines has selected Pratt's new PW1100G geared turbofan engine to power its 10 Airbus A320neo aircraft orders.
"As we continue to modernize our fleet, we consistently turn to Pratt & Whitney for innovative and reliable technology to power our aircraft," said Ramon S. Ang, president and chief operating officer of Philippine Airlines.
"The PurePower engine will help us to reduce fuel burn, improve our environmental performance and lower our cost of operations," Ang adds.
The initial agreement signed through Letter of Intent between Philippine Airlines and Pratt & Whitney includes a long-term maintenance service agreement with the turbo fan engine.
The PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine family has more than 5,500 orders and commitments, including options, from more than 50 global customers.
"We look forward to working with Philippine Airlines and we are pleased to offer the airline new technology solutions to meet its business needs," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.