Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for 30 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, for an order announced today by Embraer and Azul Brazilian Airlines. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"This deal with Embraer and Pratt & Whitney will help us to continue to provide the high quality, affordable air service that is synonymous with the Azul brand," said David Neeleman, Azul's founder and chief operating officer. "We are confident that E-Jets E2 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines, will deliver significant operational and cost benefits."
"We are committed to helping further the success of Azul Brazilian Airlines, an organization that has demonstrated tremendous growth over the past six years," said David Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We are confident Pratt & Whitney powered E-Jets E2 aircraft will allow both Azul and the customers it serves to realize substantial savings."
Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil, offers more than 870 daily flights to 104 destinations in the country. With a fleet of 141 aircraft and 10,000 crewmembers, the company currently has a 33 percent share of departures of the Brazilian aviation market. In 2014 Azul was elected for the fourth time in a row by Skytrax as the best low cost carrier in Latin America. The company was also recognized by FlightStats as the company with best on-time performance in Latin America and best low cost carrier in the world by CAPA in 2013. For more information, visit www.voeazul.com.
Throughout its 40-year history, Embraer has been involved in all aspects of aviation. In addition to design, development, manufacturing, sales and technical support for commercial, agricultural and executive aviation, Embraer also offers integrated solutions for defense and security. It has produced more than 5,000 aircraft that operate in 80 countries on five continents, and it is the segment leader for commercial jets with up to 120 seats. Embraer manufactures executive jets, and is now entering a new level in the defense segment.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products 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.
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