Volaris chooses both Pratt & Whitney, IAE International Aero engines for Airbus A320s

Mexican carrier Volaris said it has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 30 firm A320neo aircraft.

The airline becomes the first Mexican airline to select the geared turbofan engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Volaris also selected the IAE International Aero Engines AG V2500 engine to power its order for 14 A320ceo aircraft. This Volaris order is for engines, spares and aftermarket services.

The PurePower engine deal includes a 12-year PureSolution maintenance service agreement for 66 engines, including spare and option engines. The V2500 engine deal includes a 12-year V-ServicesSM maintenance service agreement for 29 engines, including spare engines.

Volaris is the airline operating a fleet composed of forty-three Airbus A320 family aircraft averaging four years in service. The airline serves 87 routes connecting 30 cities in Mexico and 11 in the US, including Los Angeles, Oakland/San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Fresno, and Sacramento in CA; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL; Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ.

The carrier started operations in March 2006 and has over 2,600 Ambassadors or employees.

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