MEXICO CITY, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 30 firm A320neo aircraft. The airline becomes the first Mexican airline to select the Geared Turbofan™. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Volaris also selected the IAE International Aero Engines AG V2500 engine to power its order for 14 A320ceo aircraft. This Volaris order is for engines, spares and aftermarket services.
"Not only will we continue featuring the most attractive fares and promotions in Mexico, the selection of PurePower and V2500 engines will offer a fleet that will generate operational and environmental benefits," said Enrique Beltranena, Volaris Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with confidence in Pratt & Whitney and IAE to power our aircraft in the coming years."
"We're proud that Volaris selected Pratt & Whitney and IAE engines to support their goal of offering customers desirable fares as a result of fuel efficiency and lower operating costs associated with our advanced engine technology," said David Hess, IAE Board chairman and Pratt & Whitney president. "We look forward to expanding the V2500 fleet and introducing the PurePower engine on Volaris aircraft."
The PurePower engine deal includes a 12-year PureSolutionSM maintenance service agreement for 66 engines, including spare and option engines. The V2500 engine deal includes a 12-year V-ServicesSM maintenance service agreement for 29 engines, including spare engines.
Volaris is the airline operating the most modern fleet in Mexico, composed of forty-three Airbus A320 family aircraft averaging 4 years in service. The airline serves 87 routes connecting 30 cities in Mexico and 11 in the US, including Los Angeles, Oakland/San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Fresno, and Sacramento in CA; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL; Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ. The carrier started operations in March 2006 and has over 2,600 Ambassadors – or employees.