P&W PurePower Engines Power Asia's 1st A320neo for IndiGo
IndiGo's first Airbus A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engines, arrived in India on March 11 , making it Asia's first A320neo. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) company.
"The A320neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan engines will enable us to continue to offer affordable air transportation and a new flying experience for our customers. The fuel efficient aircraft will be part of a new phase of our growth and will enable us to offer more regional and international destinations at the best price," said Aditya Ghosh, president, IndiGo.
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"We are proud to provide IndiGo with engine technology that is a generation ahead to support the airline's rapid growth in India ," said Rick Deurloo , senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney. "For nearly 60 years, Pratt & Whitney continues to power commercial aircraft in India and we are excited to expand our relationship with airlines in India , such as IndiGo, with the PurePower engine. We are eager for customers to experience the unmatched benefits of this engine firsthand including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, emissions and noise."
In 2012, IndiGo placed one of the largest PurePower engine orders in Pratt & Whitney's history to power 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and a long-term maintenance agreement.
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 50,000 cycles and 32,000 hours of testing.
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