EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 27, 2009 â€“ Lufthansa has selected International Aero Engines to power a new order for 20 firm Airbus A321s plus options with the V2500 SelectOneTM Â engine.Â The contract is valued at more than $283 million to Pratt & Whitney, if all options are exercised.Â Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, is a major participant in International Aero Engines (IAE).
Lufthansa has operated IAE engines for 15 years and currently operates 33 aircraft equipped with V2500 engines.
The V2500 is available in seven different thrust settings, from 22,000 to 33,000 lb., to power the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the Airbus Corporate Jetliner.Â More than 5,500 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order.Â
The V2500 SelectOneTM Â build standard delivers an additional one percent fuel burn advantage, along with a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions.Â It improves time on-wing by up to 20 percent and is compliant with the most stringent CAEP / 6 NOx standards.Â It entered service on time in October 2008.
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.Â More than 1,300 V2500-powered aircraft have been delivered and the worldwide fleet has accumulated over 40 million flying hours.
Pratt & Whitney has over 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney is a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine entered service last year on the new Airbus A380.
Source: Pratt & Whitney