HANOI, Vietnam, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vietjet and Pratt & Whitney gathered to celebrate the selection of the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power their order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321neo family of aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2017. Pratt & Whitney is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The PurePower Geared Turbofan engine family has more than 7,000 orders, including options, with more than 70 customers from more than 30 countries.
"We take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Pratt & Whitney. "Customers continuously recognize that this engine represents the pinnacle of modern aviation technology with unmatched double-digit reductions in fuel burn, noise and emissions."
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
Vietjet operates an extensive flight network in Vietnam and is expanding its operation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The airline's mission is to meet the increasing travel demands of domestic and international travelers by providing on-time flights and a high quality of service, helping to lead the Vietnam aviation industry into a new era.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the 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 United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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