SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- BOC Aviation has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 15 firm A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2017. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation, said, "We chose Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engines because we are confident in this new technology and the savings in fuel burn it will deliver. We are building on an enduring partnership with Pratt & Whitney to meet the needs of our customers."
"BOC Aviation's prominence in the aircraft leasing industry continues to increase, and Pratt & Whitney is proud to have its PurePower engines play a part in their future growth," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company with one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average aircraft age of less than four years. BOC Aviation is 100 percent owned by Bank of China, one of the largest banks in the world.
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. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in government procurement priorities and practices, budget plans and availability of funding, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the companies' Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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