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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW
On the engines side of the Singapore Air
Show, Pratt & Whitney received more than
any other manufacturer, with over 100 orders
--- twice as much as any other engine OEM.
The next in line was sister company Pratt &
Air Costa's Embraer order was the main
reason for this --- P&W's geared turbofan
engines will power its 50 E2 jets on firm order,
with another 50 options. "We are very proud
that Air Costa has chosen to expand its fleet
with PurePower engines on E-Jets E2 aircraft,"
said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney
Commercial Engines. "Already more than 50
customers from around the globe are showing
their confidence in our PurePower engine
technology, which has completed more than
7,600 hours of ground and flight testing."
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation
also chose the geared turbofan to power its
firm order for 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Robert Martin, managing director and chief
executive officer of BOC Aviation, said,
"We chose Pratt & Whitney's PurePower
engines because we are confident in this new
technology and the savings in fuel burn it
will deliver. We are building on an enduring
partnership with Pratt & Whitney to meet the
needs of our customers."
Pratt & Whitney, which opened its
new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Seletar
Aerospace Park during the show, also
won an order from Nepal Airlines for IAE
V2500-A5 SelectOne engines to power two
new firm A320ceo aircraft plus options. And
Turkish Airlines ordered IAE V2500 engines
to power 25 new A321 aircraft. This brings
the total number of V2500-powered A320
aircraft in their fleet to 110. The deal is
valued at US$560 million.
Pratt & Whitney will also power 30
Bombardier CSeries CS100/CS300 aircraft
ordered by China's CDB Leasing --- the first
GTF customer in China.
CFM International was the beneficiary of
the VietJet Air order for Airbus A320 family
aircraft --- firming up an MoU agreed before
the show for engines to power 14 A320ceos
and seven A321ceos. CFM will be in a strong
position to power the remaining aircraft in the
63-strong order, which are for the neo.
"Based on our experience with CFM to
date, the CFM56-5B engine was the natural
choice for our new A320ceos," said Chu Viet
Cuong, a member of the Board of Directors
of VietJetAir. "CFM has been an integral part
of our growth today, and our experience has
shown that we can continue to rely on them
to a best-in-class combination of economic
efficiency, reliability, and time on wing to
support our continued growth."
CFM will also power Nok Air's eight
737-800s and seven 737 MAX8s ordered
at the show.
The manufacturer received a major boost
in the week before the show, with Lion Air
selecting the CFM56-5B to power its batch
of 60 A320ceo aircraft. This was a hotly
contested deal with Pratt & Whitney/IAE,
with the winner being in a strong position
for the remaining 109 Airbus A320neo and
65 A321neo aircraft that the group has on
order, although Lion Air says no decision has
been made on this. CFM already powers the
carrier's 737 fleet.
The low-cost carrier had previously said
that the willingness to form a joint venture for
aftermarket service would be a key part of
the deal, although there was no mention of
this when the deal was announced.
Rolls-Royce meanwhile, agreed a deal
with Cathay Pacific for a TotalCare support
contract for Trent 700 engines that power
Cathay Pacific group's 60 Airbus A330
aircraft in-service and on-order with Cathay
Pacific group airlines. The contract will run
for as long as Cathay Pacific and its sister
company Dragonair operate the Trent-
The only widebody order at the show was
lessor Amedeo's 20-strong A380 commitment,
and Rolls-Royce will be competing for that
alongside the Engine Alliance.
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines
were on the A350 that was the star of the
show, and the aircraft on display was test
aircraft MSN3, which was kitted out with
test equipment, much of it to monitor engine
performance. -- Colin Baker
P&W tops engine table
Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines
and Robert Martin, managing director and CEO, BOC Aviation,
signed a deal for the GTF to power 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
PRATT & WHITNEY
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