V2500 Powers First NA A320 Carrier to Receive Sharklets
GLASTONBURY, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- The V2500 has the
honor of powering the first North American A320 carrier -- JetBlue
Airways -- to fly commercial service with Sharklets.
JetBlue signed a letter of intent with Airbus to acquire 110
ship-sets of retrofit Sharklets for the airline's in-service A320
aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2014. Last week,
JetBlue unveiled the first of its A320 aircraft to be outfitted with
Sharklets. Once all retrofits are completed JetBlue will have the
largest A320 fleet in the world with Sharklets.
JetBlue is one of IAE's largest operators with 127 A320 family
aircraft in service. They have converted 30 of their 44 A320s on
order to A321s, bringing them to a total 171 V2500-powered aircraft.
JetBlue has also placed an order for 40 A320neo with the PW1100G-JM.
"JetBlue has constantly been on the leading edge when it comes to
innovation and quality," said IAE President Jon Beatty. "They were an
early adopter of the V2500 SelectOne(TM) engine upgrade, and the
Sharklet retrofits will further improve their fuel burn and
emissions. IAE is proud to exclusively power their A320 family
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline(TM)
with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long
Beach), San Juan and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and
free in-flight entertainment as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers
the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch), as well as super-spacious Even More Space
seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its
own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific
compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions
within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details.
JetBlue serves 75 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch
service to Charleston, S.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2013, as well as Medellin, Colombia,
subject to receipt of government operating authority. With JetBlue,
all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay
is never required. For information call 1-800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD
1-800-336-5530), or visit www.jetblue.com.
About IAE: IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose
shareholders are comprised of Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt &
Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines
Corporation and MTU Aero Engines. To date, more than 5,400 engines
have been delivered and nearly 1,800 more engines are on order with
close to 200 customers around the world. Visit www.i-a-e.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
IAE International Aero Engines AG
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