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Pratt & Whitney: PurePower Engine Helps A320neo Aircraft Save on Fuel Burn

July 17, 2014

Pratt & Whitney detailed a new technology feature on the PurePower engine - an additional 2 percent fuel burn enhancement on the PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo aircraft family.

According to a release, the additional fuel burn savings is in addition to the 15 percent the engine already offers. The PurePower Engine Advantage for the PW1100G-JM engine allows for increased fuel efficiency by enhancing aerodynamics and cooling improvements in the model's architecture. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies.

"The increased fuel burn savings on this Geared Turbofan engine model will help drive unbeatable operating efficiency on the A320neo aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "Enhancing fuel burn savings is one example of Pratt & Whitney's drive to constantly improve on mature technology that will benefit engine durability and reliability for customers."

Pratt & Whitney is a company focusing on the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and small turbojet propulsion products.

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