EAST HARTFORD, CT – Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for up to 40 new Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Lease Corporation International as part of a contract announced which includes 20 firm and 20 option aircraft. The Bombardier CSeries aircraft is powered by two PurePower PW1000G engines, which target double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise, and operating costs. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company.
"We are excited about the future of Bombardier's CSeries jetliner family," says LCI Chairman, Adam Tomazos. "Market studies carried out by ourselves and other organizations see a large worldwide demand for aircraft in the 100- to 149-seat category over the next two decades and the CSeries jetliner family is a perfect fit."
"The competitive advantages of the Bombardier CSeries include the efficiency and performance of the PurePower PW1000G Engines," says Gary R. Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "These advanced technology engines will help to deliver double digit reductions in fuel and cash operating costs."
"This order, along with Lufthansa's firm order earlier this month, gives Pratt & Whitney the opportunity to provide up to 200 PW1000G engines for Bombardier CSeries aircraft," says Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services. "Our engines will help our customers with double digit reductions in fuel burn and operating costs."
The announcement marks the third order for the PurePower PW1000G engine, which also powers the Mitsubishi Regional Jet that received its launch order from All Nippon Airways in 2008. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in 2013.
Pratt & Whitney has more than 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney is a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is FAR 33 certified for the new Airbus A380.