Asiana Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney to Power 777-200ER Aircraft in Deal Valued at US$135 Million
FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW .– Asiana Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112” engines to power three new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft in a deal valued at more than US$135 million. The contract includes installed engines and a long-term service agreement provided by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
“As a long-time Pratt & Whitney customer we are delighted to continue our relationship with this order for additional PW4090 model engines,” said K. H. Ma, senior vice president and chief purchasing officer, Asiana Airlines. “As we continue to grow our fleet and expand our route network, it is important to have the dependable products and world-class service that Pratt & Whitney delivers day in and day out.”
Asiana currently operates 777-200ERs with PW4090 engines, Airbus A330-300 aircraft with PW4168A engines and A320-family aircraft powered by V2500 engines. Deliveries for the new PW4090 engines will begin in 2009.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Asiana Airlines by powering their current fleet expansion,” said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “We are proud that Asiana continues to show confidence in Pratt & Whitney with this follow-on order for PW4090 engines and we look forward to supporting Asiana’s growth for decades to come.”
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