MRO ASIA – Singapore, Nov. 3, 2010 – Jetstar Airways has signed a long-term agreement with John Holland Aviation Services for Pratt & Whitney’s environmentally responsible EcoPower® engine wash service on the airline’s V2500 engines powering its fleet of Australian based A320 and A321 aircraft. John Holland Aviation Services is Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower franchise partner located in Melbourne, Australia. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
“We switched from a traditional engine wash method to the EcoPower engine wash because of the significant environmental and operational benefits the service provides,” said Chris Snook, executive manager Engineering, Jetstar Airways. “EcoPower engine wash will improve our operational efficiency and decrease our emissions.”
“We originally provided Jetstar Airways an engine wash service using traditional methods. We are excited to now provide this service using the EcoPower system because it provides multi-faceted benefits to airline operators, the service providers and the environment,” said Andrew Henderson, general manager, John Holland Aviation Services. “We are convinced that the EcoPower system with its many unique features, including water recycling and wash residue collection will become the new standard of environmentally responsible and efficient jet engine water washing in Australia.”
“Pratt & Whitney developed EcoPower engine wash as a closed-loop system to meet the requirements of the most environmentally stringent airports,” said Andrew Tanner, vice president, Product Line Management, Pratt & Whitney. “The washes can be performed conveniently at the gate, which means Jetstar no longer has to tow their aircraft to an engine wash bay.”
Jetstar Airways is Qantas Group’s low cost airline brand based in Melbourne, Australia. The airline is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Group, but is managed separately. Jetstar Airways commenced operations on May 25, 2004 and is the world’s largest low-cost long haul carrier as well as the largest low cost carrier in Asia. The Jetstar Brands are comprised of its core Australian based operations (domestic and short/long haul international services), Jetstar New Zealand operations (domestic and current trans Tasman international services), Jetstar Asia (based in Singapore), and Jetstar Pacific (domestic operations in Vietnam). For more information, visit www.jetstar.com.
John Holland Aviation Services, a part of the Services business within John Holland, is one of Australia’s leading and most diversified contracting, engineering and services providers. John Holland Aviation Services is Australia’s major independent MRO, offering comprehensive aircraft and component maintenance services and has one of the largest aviation engineering facilities in the country. For more information, go to www.jhas.com.au.
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.