GLASTONBURY, Ct. (November 21, 2011) – International Aero Engines has entered into an agreement that will enable IAE to play a key role in American Airlines’ fleet transformation. As a part of this pact, IAE will provide American’s future fleet of new Airbus A321 aircraft with its V2533-A5 engines. The financial terms and conditions of the transaction have not been disclosed.
This engine selection supports American's July 2011 fleet order for 130 current-generation A320 family aircraft. American expects to take delivery of the A321 aircraft that are part of that order between 2013 and 2017.
“American Airlines is pleased to select the IAE V2533-A5 engine to power our new A321 aircraft,” said Bob Reding, executive vice president – operations for American Airlines. “This engine has some of the best fuel, noise, emission and operating efficiency in its class and will therefore allow us to achieve significant cost savings. IAE is a terrific company and we look forward to establishing a close partnership with them as we introduce the Airbus A321 into our fleet.”
“We are excited to be a part of American’s fleet transformation,” said IAE Executive Vice President Jim Guiliano. “American continues to establish new standards of efficiency and passenger service. We look forward to supporting these with engines that provide lowest fuel burn cost and overall emissions, and lowest noise levels on the A321 aircraft.”
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by American Airlines to provide IAE V2500 SelectTwo™ to power its future fleet of A321 aircraft,” said IAE President Ian Aitken. “We look forward to working with this wonderfully successful corporation and airline, and are dedicated to make this partnership a success.”
Under agreements announced in July 2011, American plans to acquire 460 firm narrowbody aircraft orders from the Boeing and Airbus beginning in 2013 through 2022. These new deliveries are expected to pave the way for American to have the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet among its U.S. airline peers by 2017.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise of Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Rolls-Royce (RR.L.), Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines. Over 4,800 V2500 engines have been delivered so far and nearly 2,000 more engines are on order with close to 200 customers around the world.