SaudiGulf Airlines Selects V2500 Engines for 4 Aircraft Order
SaudiGulf Airlines has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine to power four A320ceo aircraft and has also signed an eight-year V-ServicesSM maintenance service agreement with IAE. SaudiGulf is a new airline based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with headquarters in Dammam and is planning to commence services in 2015.
"As a new airline, our success is dependent upon establishing a well-developed, quality fleet before we begin our operations," said Tariq Al-Qahtani, chairman, SaudiGulf Airlines. "With the combined technology of Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines, we know that we are powering and maintaining our aircraft with one of the best options on the market."
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"We are excited to expand our partnership with SaudiGulf to include A320ceo aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "The V2500 engine has a long-standing track record of superior performance and will be a trusted power plant for the A320ceo aircraft for SaudiGulf."
Source : Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX) - view original press release