Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on Airbus A321neo
Aircraft for Hawaiian Airlines
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pratt & Whitney will
provide exclusive power for 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft for an order announced
today by Hawaiian Airlines. The 16 firm and nine option aircraft order between
Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus represents up to 50 fuel efficient PurePower®
PW1133G-JM engines. Hawaiian Airlines also selected a long-term
PureSolution^SM Fleet Management Program to maintain the engines. Pratt &
Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"Hawaiian Airlines has unique operations over the Pacific that requires us to
seek the latest technology that will benefit our customers while helping us
meet our business goals. We selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine
because its fuel efficiency and extended twin operations allow us to fly
efficiently over the long distances our operations need," said Mark B.
Dunkerley, president & chief executive officer, Hawaiian Airlines.
"We are delighted that Hawaiian Airlines is extending its long relationship
with Pratt & Whitney by selecting PurePower engines to power its A321neo
fleet," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "The
double digit improvements in fuel burn from our PurePower engines will provide
savings for the trans-Pacific routes Hawaiian Airlines flies to the west
coast, which range more than 2,500 miles. Pratt & Whitney's PureSolution Fleet
Management Program provides Hawaiian Airlines with our commitment that these
engines will provide reliable and efficient operation for many years to come."
The agreement between Hawaiian Airlines and Pratt & Whitney maintains the
engine manufacturer's leading position on the A320neo aircraft family. The
PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine family has more than 3,500 orders that
include announced and unannounced firm orders, plus options.
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 Beijing, China
on April 16, 2014. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights
between the Hawaiian Islands.
Pratt & Whitney 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.
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated
business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including
with regard to the programs described in this release. Risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied in forward looking statements include the effect of economic
conditions in the markets in which we operate, including financial market
conditions, and fluctuation in interest rates, commodity prices and foreign
currency exchange rates; levels of end market demand in the aerospace
industry, including levels of demand for the new aircraft described in this
release; levels of air travel; financial difficulties of commercial airlines;
the financial condition of suppliers; and challenges in the design,
development, production and support of advanced technologies and new products
and services. For information identifying other important economic, political,
regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see
UTC's 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the SEC.
For more information on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, visit:
Sara Banda Leo Makowski
Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines
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