Air New Zealand selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines for A320neo Family aircraft

Air New Zealand has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 13 firm A320neo family aircraft. The agreement also provides fleet management support services for up to 16 years. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017 and continue through 2019. The PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) family of engines has completed more than 17,000 hours of testing, including 4,000 hours of flight time. “Air New Zealand is committed to environmental sustainability and operating one of the most advanced and fuel efficient fleets,” said Bruce Parton, Chief Operations Officer, Air New Zealand. “The PurePower GTF engine will enable us to not only reduce our fuel burn but also lower our operations cost which is great for our business.”

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