Posted on: 10 April 2014 by Mark Howells
IAE International Aero Engines has awarded Volaris its Pure-V designation for the V2500 engines currently powering the airline’s 46 A320ceo family aircraft.
Volaris also recently selected the V2500 engine to power its order for an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft. The order included engines, spares and aftermarket services.
“Our V2500 engines help drive our high operational efficiency and maintain our lowest cost operator in the Americas status,” remarked Enrique Beltranena, chief executive officer, Volaris. “OEM maintenance agreements help reduce fuel consumption, have fewer removals and help maintain residual value as well as engine reliability.”
A Pure-V designated engine contains IAE-approved parts and repairs throughout the entire engine. The programme was created to provide a designation for V2500 engines that have been maintained to OEM standards, for example those covered by a fleet hour agreement (FHA), and to recognise the greater value of these engines. According to IAE’s records, approximately 60% of the V2500 fleet qualifies as Pure-V.