Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 30 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, for an order announced today by Embraer and Azul Brazilian Airlines. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"This deal with Embraer and Pratt & Whitney will help us to continue to provide the high quality, affordable air service that is synonymous with the Azul brand," said David Neeleman, Azul's founder and chief operating officer. "We are confident that E-Jets E2 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines, will deliver significant operational and cost benefits."
"We are committed to helping further the success of Azul Brazilian Airlines, an organization that has demonstrated tremendous growth over the past six years," said David Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We are confident Pratt & Whitney powered E-Jets E2 aircraft will allow both Azul and the customers it serves to realize substantial savings."
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Jul 15, 2014