Monarch Airlines to Further Reduce Carbon Footprint with Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower® Engine Wash
PARIS AIR SHOW, Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, has signed an exclusive three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney's environmentally friendly EcoPower® engine wash service. The washes will be performed by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners at Manchester, London Luton and London Gatwick Airports. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower engine wash service supports our commitment to continuously improving our environmental performance" said Mick Adams, Technical Director of Monarch Airlines. "From 1990 to 2005, we improved our fuel efficiency by 20.9 percent and our goal is to further improve our fuel efficiency by 6.8 percent by the end of 2015. The EcoPower engine wash will further reduce our fleet's fuel consumption helping us achieve this goal."
"EcoPower engine wash service is a fast and cost effective way for Monarch Airlines to further reduce its carbon footprint, one of the airline's top priorities," said Lou Quattrocchi, Pratt & Whitney Product Line Management vice president. "The closed-loop system collects and recycles water making the entire process environmentally friendly. This is in line with Monarch Airlines initiative to promote green practices internally and externally."
A major part of The Monarch Group, Monarch Airlines operates a fleet of 30 aircraft on scheduled and charter flights from a number of UK airports, including Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester. Flying to more than 50 destinations worldwide, it carries in excess of 6.5 million sector passengers every year. The airline is also a key supplier of aircraft and seats to the tour operating industry.
Pratt & Whitney's patented EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2 percent, eliminating approximately three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature, increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
EcoPower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corporation.