HONOLULU, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines has selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1133G-JM engine to power its new fleet of Airbus A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide off-wing engine maintenance via its PureSolution Fleet Management Program.
"We are continuing our commitment to invest in cutting-edge equipment and technology that will be kinder on our environment and, through greater fuel efficiency, kinder on everyone's pocketbooks," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO. "The new technology PurePower engines are part of Hawaiian's commitment to find new ways to reduce the cost of travel to the benefit of our customers and to our tourism-dependent community."
Pratt & Whitney's 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 double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental emissions as well as a 50 percent reduction in noise.
Hawaiian plans to use the long-range, single-aisle A321neo to complement Hawaiian's existing fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle B767 and A330 aircraft used for long-haul flying between Hawai'i and the U.S. West Coast.
"We are delighted that Hawaiian Airlines is extending its long relationship with Pratt & Whitney and we look forward to providing Hawaiian with reliable and efficient engines for many years to come," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, small turbojet propulsion products 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 building industries.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines