EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lufthansa has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for an additional 30 A320neo family aircraft. This order will bring the total number of PW1100G-JM engine-powered aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet to 60. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2019 and continue through 2021. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Lufthansa previously selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines in 2011 for its order of 30 A320neo family aircraft with deliveries starting in 2015.
"We are very pleased with the testing to date on the Geared TurboFan™ engine family," said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "Our early A320 NEO deliveries will benefit from the technologies in this engine providing us with significant improvements in overall environmental performance and operating cost."
"We are honored that Lufthansa has chosen PurePower engines for these A320neo family aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Pratt & Whitney has completed more than 8,000 hours of testing across the PurePower engine family, including more than 900 hours of flight testing. The Geared TurboFan engine will deliver double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise."
To date, the PurePower engine family has more than 5,300 orders and commitments, including options, from more than 50 global customers.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an aviation company with operations worldwide. The group operates in five business segments, which provide mobility and services for airlines. The business segments Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, IT Services and Catering each hold leading positions in their markets. In addition, the Lufthansa Group includes over 400 subsidiaries and associated companies.
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, Conn., 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 levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, 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.
For more information on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, visit: www.purepowerengines.com.
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