LATAM Airlines Selects PurePower® Engines for Airbus Aircraft
PARIS, June 18, 2013
PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- LATAM Airlines has
selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 42
firm A320neo family aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
"At LATAM we are committed to offering our customers world-class service,"
said Roberto Alvo, chief corporate officer, LATAM. "In order to be best in
class we need to fly the most cutting edge technology available and that is
what the PurePower engine offers us. We chose the PW1100G-JM engine because of
its cutting edge technology and its expected efficiency, which will enable us
to maintain and enhance our cost leadership position."
"The PurePower engine provides greater benefits than any other engine of its
size," said Todd Kallman, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines president. "The
advantages in noise, fuel burn and operating costs will provide great value
for our customers."
This agreement includes a 12-year Fleet Management Plan. PurePower engine
deliveries are expected to begin in 2016. Each LATAM Airbus A320neo family
aircraft will be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with benefits
including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions,
engine noise and operating costs.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is one of the largest airline groups in the world in
terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about
150 destinations in 22 countries and cargo services to about 169 destinations
in 27 countries, with a fleet of 318 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group
S.A. has more than 51,000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as
well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs, and Sao Paulo
Stock Exchange, in the form of BDRs.
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 anticipated
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with regard to the programs described in this release. Risks and uncertainties
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conditions in the markets in which we operate, including financial market
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industry, including levels of demand for the new aircraft described in this
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development, production and support of advanced technologies and new products
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