Aircalin selects P&W GTF for its A320neo aircraft order

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 7, 2018 16:01

Aircalin selects P&W GTF for its A320neo aircraft order

Aircalin, the flag carrier airline of New Caledonia, has selected the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to power the airline’s commitment for two Airbus A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.

“We are happy to select the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power our Airbus A320neo aircraft,” said Didier Tappero, chief executive officer at Aircalin. “This engine was the clear choice in terms of fuel efficiency and Pratt & Whitney service and support. We’re looking forward to serving our passengers with this incredibly quiet aircraft.”

Aircalin currently operates two Bombardier DHC-6-300 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines, as well as Airbus A320 aircraft with V2500 engines by IAE International Aero Engines.

“Pratt & Whitney was proud to power Aircalin’s early flights with the PW4000-powered Airbus A310 aircraft,” said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. “We’re pleased that they have selected the GTF engine, and we look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com February 7, 2018 16:01