FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW- July 11, 2012 – Air Astana has selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000-94” engine for its order of three firm and one option Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. The contract is valued at approximately $90 million. Delivery of the engines will start in 2013. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
“We selected Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000-94” engine for its excellent operating economics and proven dependability,” said Peter Foster, president, Air Astana. “As we expand our fleet, it is imperative that we have world-class service and reliable products, which Pratt & Whitney delivers every day.”
“We are very proud that Air Astana selected Pratt & Whitney dependable engines to power their Boeing 767-300-ER aircraft,” said Todd Kallman, president, Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney. “The PW4000-94” engine offers the right balance between low maintenance costs and fuel efficiency for the Boeing 767.”
Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan and best airline in Central Asia, was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The airline’s fleet of 26 aircraft offers service to around 50 domestic and international locations. Air Astana is IOSA registered and has four Skytrax stars.
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 building industries. Please visit www.utcaero.com for news from Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies at the Farnborough Air Show 2012.