Posted on: 15 February 2012 by Mark Howells
GoAir has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power 72 A320neos, the firm order for which was announced at the 2011 Paris Air Show.
The agreement represents 144 firm PW1100G-JM engines and deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016.
“On top of the engine order, there is also a maintenance contract [PureSolution package] that will serve us for 12 years after the delivery,” noted Giorgio De Roni, CEO of GoAir (left in pic). “The contest [with the CFM LEAP-1A] took a long time to evaluate. Pratt & Whitney won the deal on performance guarantees and support.”
The order has added importance for P&W as GoAir’s current A320s have CFM56 engines. “All of us at Pratt & Whitney are delighted that GoAir has selected the PurePower engine and we look forward to providing GoAir with the benefits of this game changing technology,” declared Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services (right in pic). “Being chosen by another key low-cost carrier in India [the company will also supply engines for IndiGo’s 150 A320neos] is another testament to the game-changing benefits our geared turbofan technology delivers.”
Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net