Turkish Airlines takes delivery of 1st Airbus A321neo

Turkish Airlines has accepted delivery of the airline´s first Airbus A321neo aircraft from Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), the company said.

The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofanâ„¢ (GTF) engines, is the first of the air carrier´s order of 92 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Turkish Airlines with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWiseâ„¢ service agreement.

Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of 97 V2500®-powered A320ceo family aircraft and 10 PW4000-powered A330-200 aircraft.

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 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.