MRO ASIA – Singapore, Nov. 2, 2010 – Singapore Airlines Cargo has signed a three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s environmentally friendly EcoPower engine wash service. The washes will be performed by Eagle Services ASIA, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, for the airline’s PW4000-94” engines powering its fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
“We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance,” said Tan Kai Ping, president of Singapore Airlines Cargo. “EcoPower engine wash will help us achieve this by reducing our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel burn.”
“Pratt & Whitney is excited to provide Singapore Airlines Cargo with a quick and effective way to further advance its environmental performance,” said Andrew Tanner, vice president, Product Line Management, Pratt & Whitney. “EcoPower engine wash provides quantifiable environmental and economical benefits. This is demonstrated by the more than 15,200 washes performed on 54 different engine models.”
Singapore Airlines Cargo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines formed in 2001, is one of the world’s largest operators of B747-400 freighters. Singapore Airlines Cargo flies more than 600 flights a week throughout its network of over 70 cities in more than 30 countries around the world.
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 thus 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.