PurePower Geared Turbofan chosen for C Series aircraft order

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and EgyptAir has announced the selection of the PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to power up to 24 Bombardier CS300 aircraft, the companies said.

This includes 12 CS300s with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. The order was announced during an event at the Dubai Airshow, which was attended by officials from EgyptAir, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2018.

Since entering into service in early 2016, the GTF engine has demonstrated its promised ability to reduce fuel burn by 16 percent, regulated emissions by 50 percent lower NOx emissions to the regulatory standard and noise footprint by 75 percent.

EgyptAir is the official flag carrier of Egypt and is headquartered at the Cairo International Airport.

Pratt & Whitney is a world provider of 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. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.