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 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.
"Bombardier champions sustainable and leading edge technology and that is why we chose Pratt & Whitney to power our game-changing C Series aircraft family which together received a strong endorsement from the Delta Air Lines order today," said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The C Series aircraft is revolutionizing the single-aisle aircraft market and the Pratt & Whitney engine is a big factor and important partner in this success and we look forward to this continued support to our C Series customers."
"Today's historic deal is fantastic for the North American aviation industry, and we send our congratulations to Bombardier and Delta and know that the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine will deliver unmatched value in terms of fuel burn, noise and emissions," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney. "Customers continue to believe in the ingenuity of our engine technology – recognizing it represents one of the most compelling stories in aviation history. This engine is more than just a means to power an aircraft; it defines an age in sustainable aviation technology."
The PurePower engine family has completed more than 58,000 cycles and 35,000 hours of testing.
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. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.