Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, with an additional 50 purchase rights, for an order announced today by Embraer and Air Costa. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018. The PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family has more than 5,000 orders and commitments, including options. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Our goal is to improve connectivity within India, more specifically, the secondary and tertiary cities," said Lingamaneni Ramesh, Chairman, Air Costa. "We believe that Embraer's E2 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engines will help us reach that goal."
"Pratt & Whitney is a key partner of the E-Jets E2 program, supporting Embraer to deliver to the market the best aircraft in its category," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "Our technological development plan focuses on investigating and developing solutions for upcoming industry challenges, and the GTF engine is helping us get to where we need to be with our E2 aircraft."
From light weight fan blades, cutting-edge materials and coatings, to advanced airfoil cooling, the suite of technologies in the GTF engine delivers the high efficiency with lower temperatures that drive improved durability with a lower overall cost of ownership.
"We are very proud that Air Costa has chosen to expand its fleet with PurePower engines on E-Jets E2 aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Already more than 50 customers from around the globe are showing their confidence in our PurePower engine technology, which has completed more than 7,600 hours of ground and flight testing."
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Feb 13, 2014