Philippine Airlines takes delivery of 1st Airbus A321neo

Philippine Airlines has announced it has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft, the company said.

The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engines, is scheduled to start passenger service in early June.

Pratt & Whitney powers a significant portion of Philippine Airlines´ operating fleet with 24 V2500® powered A321ceos. The airline has an additional 20 GTF-powered A321neo aircraft on order.

The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.

Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.