Vietjet, P&W celebrate selection of PurePower Engine for A320neo, A321neo Aircraft Order
Vietjet and Pratt & Whitney gathered to celebrate the selection of the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power their order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321neo family of aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2017. Pratt & Whitney is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ).
The PurePower Geared Turbofan engine family has more than 7,000 orders, including options, with more than 70 customers from more than 30 countries.
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"We take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet," said Rick Deurloo , senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Pratt & Whitney. "Customers continuously recognize that this engine represents the pinnacle of modern aviation technology with unmatched double-digit reductions in fuel burn, noise and emissions."
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
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