Norwegian Air Shuttle Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engines to Power Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft
PARIS AIR SHOW, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Pratt & Whitney and Norwegian Air Shuttle signed a definitive agreement to power 50 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft with PurePower PW1100G-JM engines. First delivery is scheduled for 2016. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We chose the PurePower engine because everyone should be able to afford to fly and the benefits this engine delivers will allow us to offer the most affordable prices at the highest quality," said Asgeir Nyseth, COO, Norwegian Air Shuttle. "Keeping our operating costs low is one way we deliver more competitive fares to our customers, and we believe the savings in maintenance and fuel burn we'll receive from this engine can be parleyed to our customers."
"Pratt & Whitney is happy to be chosen by Norwegian to power their fleet of A320neos," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We look forward to providing the kind of savings in operating costs that will allow Norwegian to continue offering competitive and affordable airfare."
Each Norwegian Air Shuttle jet will be powered by two PurePower engines. Pratt & Whitney has announced orders for more than 3,500 engines that include announced and unannounced firm orders, plus options. The PurePower family of engines 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 deliver the improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise.
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, and has a route portfolio stretching across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. Norwegian operates 382 routes to 121 destinations.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. For updates from United Technologies Corp.'s aerospace businesses visit www.utcaero.com or follow @UTC on Twitter.
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Norwegian Air Shuttle COO Asgeir Nyseth and Pratt & Whitney President David Hess pose for a photo during an event at the Paris Air Show.