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.
"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.
Source: Pratt & Whitney
Date: May 23, 2016