Turkish Airlines Selects P&W PurePower Engines to Power Order of 72 Firm and 20 Option Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Turkish Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 72 firm and 20 option A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. The PurePower engine family has completed 19,000 hours and 34,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 5,000 hours of flight time. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) company.

"Turkish Airlines is dedicated to providing our customers with an unparalleled flying experience as we seek to become the preferred leading European air carrier," said Dr. Temel Kotil , Deputy Chairman and CEO, Turkish Airlines. "Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan engine will help Turkish Airlines remain at the forefront of the latest technological advances in aviation."

"Turkish Airlines' selection of the PW1100G-JM engine to power its fleet is a huge milestone for the PurePower engine program and we're humbled by the trust they have placed in our people and our product," said Greg Gernhardt , president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Turkish Airlines and are committed to delivering game-changing results in fuel consumption, emissions reduction and noise reduction without compromise."

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Source: Pratt & Whitney
Date: Jun 15, 2015