EAST HARTFORD, Conn., 9 April 2014. Lufthansa has selected PurePower PW1100G-JM engines from Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), for 30 additional A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2019 and continue through 2021, and will bring the total number of PW1100G-JM engine-powered aircraft in Lufthansa's fleet to 60.
Lufthansa officials had previously selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines in 2011 for its order of 30 A320neo family aircraft with deliveries starting in 2015.
"We are very pleased with the testing to date on the Geared TurboFan engine family," explains Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "Our early A320 NEO deliveries will benefit from the technologies in this engine providing us with significant improvements in overall environmental performance and operating cost."
"Pratt & Whitney has completed more than 8,000 hours of testing across the PurePower engine family, including more than 900 hours of flight testing," says Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “The Geared TurboFan engine will deliver double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise."
To date, the PurePower engine family has more than 5,300 orders and commitments, including options, from more than 50 global customers.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an aviation company with operations worldwide. The group operates in five business segments, which provide mobility and services for airlines. The business segments Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, IT Services and Catering each hold leading positions in their markets. In addition, the Lufthansa Group includes over 400 subsidiaries and associated companies.