Etihad Airways has signed an agreement with IAE International Aero Engines AG to upgrade the airline's current and future fleet of 35 V2500 engine-powered Airbus A320 family of aircraft to the V2500 SelectTwo engine standard.
The United Arab Emirates flag carrier will purchase 73 V2500 SelectTwo engine upgrade kits, which also makes provision for spare engines.
An upgrade option for the V2500 SelectOne™ engine, the main advantage of SelectTwo is improved fuel burn.
Etihad Airways' President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said, "The V2500 engine has played an important role in our Airbus A320 type operations, and SelectTwo is the latest example of how IAE strives for new solutions that add value to our fleet, whilst making our fuel-burn more efficient."
IAE President Jon Beatty said, "IAE is dedicated to continually improving the V2500 engine. Etihad Airways' decision to install SelectTwo is further evidence of the airline's confidence in the performance and reliability of the V2500 engine. Etihad Airways took delivery of their first V2500 engine-powered aircraft in 2007, and we look forward to a long relationship with them."
Source: IAE International Aero Engines AG
Date: Jul 25, 2013