Posted on: 03 November 2010
Jetstar Airways has signed a long-term agreement with John Holland Aviation Services for Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service on the V2500 engines powering its fleet of the airline’s A320 and A321 aircraft.
John Holland Aviation Services is Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower franchise partner located in Melbourne, Australia.
“We switched from a traditional engine wash method to the EcoPower engine wash because of the significant environmental and operational benefits the service provides,” explained Chris Snook, Jetstar’s executive manager engineering.
Pratt & Whitney says EcoPower reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2%, while also decreasing engine gas temperature, increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing.