Posted on: 07 December 2018 by Mark Howells
Greek airline Aegean has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pratt & Whitney for the engine maker’s geared turbofan (GTF) engines to power up to 62 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
The MoU was signed by Eftichios Vassilakis, Aegean’s president, Dimitris Gerogiannis, the airline’s chief executive officer and Rick Deurloo, senior vice-president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. The signing took place in the presence of His Excellency Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ambassador of the United States of America to Greece. The airline first announced its intention to order the GTF engines in October.
Pratt & Whitney’s V2500 engines already power the carrier’s existing fleet of 49 A320ceo aircraft. The company will also provide the airline with engine maintenance through a long-term service agreement.
Gerogiannis said: “The selection of GTF engines opens a new chapter in our long-standing partnership with Pratt & Whitney. Our aircraft will be powered with the most advanced technology engines. This agreement is expected to offer a substantial improvement in our company’s efficiency through significantly reduced fuel consumption and optimisation of maintenance costs through the long-term engines maintenance service agreement.”