We signed a definitive agreement with Pratt & Whitney for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power our order of 40 firm A320neo family aircraft finalizing the MOU announced in late 2011. The agreement includes 86 PurePower engines with a long-term PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2018.
The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine’s fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental emissions as well as a 50 percent reduction in noise.