AIR SHOW CHINA, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qingdao Airlines has selected the technologically advanced Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine to power its order of 18 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine creates the cleaner, greener and quieter flight experience we are looking for our passengers. We're glad to deploy this next generation engine to power our success in the increasingly competitive airline market in China," said Tang Huanguang, chairman, Qingdao Airlines.
The PurePower engine family's in-service performance has confirmed that the engine reduces fuel burn by 16 percent, lowers regulated emissions by 50 percent and reduces the noise footprint by 75 percent. The GTF engine currently powers 24 aircraft with eight airlines around the world.
"We thank Qingdao Airlines for choosing our ground-breaking Geared Turbofan engine," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Commercial Engine Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, Pratt & Whitney. "We're providing more than just an engine; we're transforming aviation and leading a new era amidst one of the most exciting chapters in our history."
The PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine family has more than 8,400 orders, including announced and unannounced firm and option engines, with more than 80 customers from more than 30 countries. GTF engines have earned more than 30,000 revenue hours and more than 20,000 take-offs and landings.
Qingdao Airlines is headquartered in Qingdao, China.
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 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 support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits 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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