Pratt & Whitney Signs Agreement with Azul to Support E195-E2 Jets Powered by PurePower® Engines
Pratt & Whitney and Azul have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Fleet Management Program supporting off-wing maintenance for 30 firm Embraer E195-E2 jets plus options for 20 aircraft, powered by PurePower® engines. The PurePower PW1900G engine is the sole source powerplant on the E190-E2 and the E195-E2 jets. Deliveries are anticipated to begin in 2020. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We are proud to support Azul during their tremendous period of growth as they continue to expand their comprehensive route network," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "The integration of the industry-changing PurePower engine with Embraer's acclaimed E-Jets E2 will provide Azul exceptional performance for many years."
"We know that this aircraft equipped with PurePower engines will help to support our goals as we grow exponentially. We are certain that this aircraft will not only provide us great performance benefits, but also reduce our operational costs as well," said Azul's COO Flavio Costa.
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 19,000 hours and 34,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 5,000 hours of flight time.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras is the airline with the greatest number of destinations served in Brazil. The company has a fleet of 143 aircraft, more than 10,000 employees, over 900 departures per day, 100+ destinations being served, and one-third of all the departures in the country. The company has received the FlightStats Award as the "Airline with best on-time performance in South America," and was recognized as the most on-time airline in Brazil, in 2014, according to Infraero criteria. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br
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