Sichuan Airlines orders PurePower engines

Sichuan Airlines said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its fleet of 24 A320neo aircraft.

The fleet will consist of 15 purchased and nine leased A320neo aircraft, making Sichuan the first Chinese airline to select PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its purchased A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. The PurePower engine family has completed more than 22,000 hours and 38,000 cycles of testing.

Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

Based in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in South-Western China, Sichuan Airlines has a network to some 200 domestic destinations including Beijing, Harbin, Hangzhou, Xi´an and Sanya as well as international routes to Asia, Australia, and North America.

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.