Hawaiian Selects State-of-the-Art Pratt & Whitney Engines to Power New A321neo
HONOLULU, April 11, 2013
HONOLULU, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines has selected the
Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1133G-JM engine to power its new fleet of Airbus
A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide off-wing engine
maintenance via its PureSolution Fleet Management Program.
"We are continuing our commitment to invest in cutting-edge equipment and
technology that will be kinder on our environment and, through greater fuel
efficiency, kinder on everyone's pocketbooks," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's
president and CEO. "The new technology PurePower engines are part of
Hawaiian's commitment to find new ways to reduce the cost of travel to the
benefit of our customers and to our tourism-dependent community."
Pratt & Whitney's 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.
Hawaiian plans to use the long-range, single-aisle A321neo to complement
Hawaiian's existing fleet of wide-body, twin-aisle B767 and A330 aircraft used
for long-haul flying between Hawai'i and the U.S. West Coast.
"We are delighted that Hawaiian Airlines is extending its long relationship
with Pratt & Whitney and we look forward to providing Hawaiian with reliable
and efficient engines for many years to come," said Todd Kallman, president,
Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX),is a
world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines,
auxiliary and ground power units, small turbojet propulsion products and
industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a
diversified company providing high technology products and services to the
global aerospace and building industries.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past
nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all
ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai'i.
Now in its 84^th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai'i's biggest and
longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air
service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers
nonstop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other
airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines,
Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will
begin between Honolulu and Taipei, Taiwan on July 9, 2013 and, subject to
government approvals, between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014.
Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the
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SOURCE Hawaiian Airlines
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