PARIS AIR SHOW – June 20, 2011 – Onur Air signed a three-year exclusive agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s environmentally friendly EcoPower® engine wash service for its fleet of A300, A320 and A330 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Under the agreement, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, the technical arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines, will provide the service at its EcoPower service center locations in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners will also provide washes at various EcoPower service center locations.
“Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service supports our objective to improve and maintain engine performance, while reducing the fuel burn and CO2 emissions of our fleet powered by V2500®, CF6-80, PW4168 and Trent 772 engines,” said Tufan Özcan, Onur Air technical director.
“We are proud to extend the environmental and cost benefits of the EcoPower engine wash service to Onur Air,” said Ribhi Al-Husseini, Sales and Marketing director, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, Saudi Arabian Airlines technical arm.
“By using EcoPower engine wash service, Onur Air will decrease their fuel bill and improve the operational efficiency of their entire fleet,” said Lou Quattrocchi, Pratt & Whitney Product Line Management vice president. “This will contribute to the airline’s mission to provide reliable, safe and top quality service at reasonable prices for their customers.”
Onur Air, based in Istanbul, is the largest private airline company in Turkey. The airline, founded in 1992, has flights to 80 destinations in 20 countries in international lines, and to 12 destinations in domestic lines.
Pratt & Whitney's patented EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2 percent, eliminating approximately three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature, increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
EcoPower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corporation.
V2500 is a registered trademark of International Aero Engines, AG