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."
"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)
Date: Jul 15, 2014