Spirit Airlines Selects PurePower and V2500 Engines for 75 Airbus Aircraft

Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 45 firm A320neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Spirit also selected International Aero Engines' (IAE) V2500 engine to power its order for 30 firm A320ceo aircraft.

"The operational and environmental benefits of the PurePower engine are very important to us," said Ben Baldanza, Spirit president and CEO. "This deal reaffirms our commitment and confidence in both Pratt & Whitney and IAE to power our fleet in the coming years."

"We are pleased that Spirit, an environmentally-friendly carrier, has chosen us to power their future fleet with our fuel efficient and environmentally friendly technology," said David Hess, Pratt & Whitney president and IAE board chairman. "We look forward to our engines servicing Spirit aircraft in the coming years enabling Spirit to grow their presence in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean."

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Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Jun 19, 2013