Cebu Pacific Air Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A321neo Aircraft
FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, Monday, July 9, 2012
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines for its order of 30 firm and 10 option A321neo aircraft. The agreement also includes a ten-year PureSolutionSM maintenance package for each engine. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
"We selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine because of its fuel burn, emissions and noise benefits over today's engines," said Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Air Inc. president and CEO. "We are confident that the PurePower engine will deliver the lowest total operating costs for our fleet of Airbus A321neo aircraft."
"Pratt & Whitney is very pleased that Cebu Pacific selected the PurePower engine to power its Airbus A321neo fleet," said Todd Kallman, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines president. "We look forward to providing Cebu with the best technology available today with the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine."
The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine’s fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline. CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Asia. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. In 2013, CEB will take delivery of 4 Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft to launch its long haul operations in the same year. More information about CEB is available at www.cebupacificair.com.
PureSolution service agreements provide flexible and comprehensive aftermarket solutions for PurePower engine family operators and ensure lowest cost of ownership throughout the engine life cycle.
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