Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower Geared Turbofan engine will power Bombardier´s largest C Series aircraft order based on an agreement signed by Delta Air Lines for 125 aircraft, the company said.
The order consists of 75 firm aircraft with options for up to 50 more as well as a 15-year services agreement. Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower Geared Turbofan engine is the sole-source engine provider for Bombardier´s C Series aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains and is headquartered in MontrÃ©al, Canada.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.