China Southern Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4170 Advantage70™ Engines
PARIS, June 17, 2013
PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --China Southern Airlines has selected
Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70™ engine to power its order of 16 Airbus
A330 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX)
The contract, which is valued at $1.29 billion, also includes a 15-year Fleet
Management Plan for engine maintenance.
"We selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70 engine because of the
environmental and operational benefits provided by this engine," said Su-Guang
Dong, executive vice president, Engineering and Maintenance, China Southern.
"We are pleased with the performance of our PW4170-powered A330 aircraft as
well as the support provided by Pratt & Whitney. The engine provides excellent
reliability and significant cost-savings."
"Pratt & Whitney is delighted that China Southern has once again selected the
PW4170 Advantage70," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial
Engines. "This agreement continues a valued relationship between Pratt &
Whitney and China Southern. We are dedicated to offering unparalleled quality
and service to all our customers."
China Southern Airlines is the largest airline in China, and the third in
IATA's 240 member airlines marked by passengers carried and in terms of fleet
size. The airline currently operates more than 500 passenger and cargo
transport aircraft, including 11 Airbus 330 aircraft powered by PW4170 engines
with a 12th to be delivered in June 2013, two Boeing B747F aircraft powered by
PW4062A engines, and more than 280 V2500 engines, making China Southern the
largest V2500 customer in the world. The V2500 is produced by the
International Aero Engines (IAE). IAE is a multinational aero engine
consortium whose shareholders comprise of Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero
Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
Pratt & Whitney offers the Advantage70 both as a new engine and as an upgrade
kit for existing engines. The upgrade includes a suite of technology
enhancements that can be incorporated into a fleet during engine overhaul.
Advantage70 technology delivers superior engine performance, including a 2
percent thrust increase, more than 1 percent reduction in fuel consumption,
increased durability, and reduced maintenance costs.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units and small turbojet
propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford,
Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and
services to the building and aerospace industries. For updates from United
Technologies Corp.'s aerospace businesses visit www.utcaero.com or follow @UTC
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning expected revenue
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Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results," as well as the
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