EAST HARTFORD, Conn., June 5, 2018 ‑ Pratt & Whitney joined Wizz Air in celebrating the 100th aircraft, an Airbus A321 aircraft powered by V2500® engines, entering the Hungarian airline’s fleet earlier this week.
In 2019, the airline is expected to begin taking delivery of up to 200 A320neo family aircraft, which will be powered by the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines.
“Our V2500 engines have been powering Wizz Air since its first flight in 2004, and we’re honored to power today’s 100th aircraft,” said Jessica Villardi, regional vice president for Europe, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States at Pratt & Whitney. “We look forward to continuing to power the Wizz fleet for years to come.”
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Since entering service, Wizz Air’s V2500-powered fleet has carried more than 150 million passengers to more than 140 destinations in 42 countries.
The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney (NYSE:UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
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