Royal Brunei Airlines Selects P&W PurePower Engines for New A320neos
Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), the flag carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has signed a letter of intent with Pratt & Whitney for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power seven firm A320neo aircraft (together with three options). A signing ceremony was held today for the new aircraft and engines. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2018. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Royal Brunei is focused on providing its customers a state-of-the-art fleet, and we are proud they have selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines to power their new A320neo family," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We are confident that our Geared Turbofan™ engines will meet the high standards Royal Brunei has set for itself."
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"RB has successfully operated the A320 family of aircraft since 2003. We are confident this latest NEO version will bring even greater levels of efficiency, with 15 percent less fuel and a significantly reduced impact on the environment. At the same time, the new aircraft will offer unmatched levels of in-flight comfort, longer flying range and significant underfloor cargo capability," said Dermot Mannion, deputy chairman of RB.
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