BOC Aviation has signed a new agreement for firm orders of V2500 engines to power 12 new A320 family aircraft, part of its existing order with Airbus.
The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines, an aero engine consortium led by Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX) in collaboration with Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
“This new order continues to demonstrate our confidence in the V2500 engine as a fuel- efficient workhorse that has powered more than 140 aircraft in our history, and will power a significant portion of our A320 family fleet on order,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “The A320 family is a key aircraft type in our fleet, and our longstanding relationship with IAE enables us to provide an attractive airframe and engine solution for our global customer base.”
“We are excited to expand our partnership with BOC Aviation to include additional A320ceo family aircraft,” said Greg Gernhardt, President of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “The V2500 engine has a long-standing track record of superior performance and has been a trusted power plant for the A320ceo family aircraft for BOC Aviation and its airline customers for many years.”