VivaAerobus, Mexico's ultra-low cost carrier, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft, plus 40 option. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). VivaAerobus also selected the IAE International Aero Engines AG V2500 engine to power its order for 12 A320ceo aircraft.
"With the objectives of reducing costs, improving reliability, punctuality and overall passenger experience, VivaAerobus announced last October its purchase agreement for 52 Airbus A320s, the largest order ever made in Latin America to Airbus. To enhance these objectives, we've selected Pratt & Whitney and IAE to power our new fleet," said Juan Carlos Zuazua, chief executive officer, VivaAerobus. "The quality P&W and IAE stand for makes them a strategic partner in improving our competitiveness and continuing our growth while reducing costs."
"We're proud that VivaAerobus selected Pratt & Whitney and IAE engines to support their growing customer base and we look forward to expanding our reach in the Americas," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "The benefits of our engines are shown through customer acceptance and we continue to have great success with Airbus A320 airlines worldwide."
The PurePower engine deal includes a 20-year PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement. The V2500 engine deal includes a 12-year V-ServicesSM maintenance service agreement.
VivaAerobus, Mexico's ultra-low cost carrier, started operations on November 2006 after being created as a joint venture between IAMSA, Mexico's leading company on ground transportation, and Irelandia, lead developer of low cost carriers around the world. It operates 50 domestic routes and one to the United States. In 2013 it announced a purchase order of 52 Airbus A320s, the largest order in Latin America ever made to the European manufacturer.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides 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.
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