SINGAPORE, 14 Feb. 2014. CDB Leasing Co. Ltd. (CLC) of China placed an order for up to 30 Bombardier Aerospace CSeries aircraft, and will become the first recipient of Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines in mainland China.
The CSeries aircraft family is powered exclusively by PurePower PW1500G engines from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
The CLC purchase agreement calls for the delivery of CS100 and CS300 commercial aircraft.
"CLC highly commends Pratt & Whitney for their state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient engine. We are confident that the PurePower engine will serve the Chinese sector well, and we are looking forward to a long relationship with Pratt & Whitney," says Chairman Wang Chong, CLC.
"We are very pleased to work with CLC, the first PurePower customer in mainland China," says Dave Brantner, president, Commercial Engines. "Our game-changing GTF engine technology continues to accumulate successful test and flight hours with now more than 7,600 hours completed across the PurePower family of engines."
CLC, based in Shenzhen, China, provides leasing services within the aviation, rail, shipping, infrastructure, commercial vehicles, and industrial equipment industries. CLC's current fleet size is over 170.