Wizz Air has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines to power its order of 110 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft with purchase rights for up to 90 more. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) company.
"Following a detailed review process we concluded that the Geared Turbofan engine delivers the best value proposition as well as maximum fuel and operational efficiency. These metrics will translate directly into reduced operating costs for our business. While we already have a very low cost base, our focus is to be ever more efficient to offer the lowest fares for our customers while driving strong returns for shareholders," said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air.
"We thank Wizz Air for their confidence in our Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan engine," said Rick Deurloo , senior vice president, Commercial Engines Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support, Pratt & Whitney. "We're providing more than just an engine; we're delivering a revolution in sustainable aviation technology."
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Jul 13, 2016