Pratt & Whitney announced that Royal Jordanian has agreed to a fixed price repair deal for their fleet of V2500 engines, powering as many as nine aircraft. The agreement represents 15 shop visits over three years, the first of which will be completed this month. The highly reliable and versatile V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE), a multinational aero engine consortium comprised of shareholders Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
“The V2500 offers world-class operating economics,” said Samer Majali, Royal Jordanian vice chairman and CEO. “We look forward to working together with IAE for aftermarket services on these engines.”
Royal Jordanian (RJ) is the national carrier of Jordan since 1963, with a vision to be the Airline of Choice connecting Jordan and the Levant with the world. RJ runs its modern fleet of aircraft to reach worldwide destinations providing an extensive travel network for its guests via Amman to Europe, the U.S. and Canada, North Africa and the Far East. RJ is one of the 14 international carriers of the oneworld alliance. Royal Jordanian’s cargo hub is strategically located in Amman, which provides the ideal location to easily access Europe, Asia, Africa, and anywhere in the Middle East.
“IAE offers service options to meet our customers’ needs. The V2500 is proven, and it’s designed to maximize time on wing while delivering a fuel and CO2 advantage of more than 3% compared to its competing engine,” said Earl Exum, president, IAE. “These engines are in their prime and we look forward to supporting the Royal Jordanian fleet for years to come.”
Since its entry into service in 1989, more than 7,800 V2500 engines have powered nearly 3,500 aircraft with approximately 150 operators in 80 countries. The average age of the fleet is only 12.8 years. In total, the V2500 has powered more than 135 million flights and accumulated more than 250 million engine flight hours of experience.
Pratt & Whitney and IAE provide enhanced services for the V2500 engine, including LLP solutions, new and serviceable material programs, engine swaps and more, which can be tailored and customized to support customers’ unique requirements. With long-term agreements, fixed price services and transactional solutions, the company offers an increasing variety of workscopes and payment options.
The V2500 engine is also backed by an established global network of 17 facilities for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), including nine IAE partner facilities, of which three are managed by Pratt & Whitney and its joint ventures.