Wizz Air Selects V2500® Engines for 17 Aircraft Order
PARIS AIR SHOW, Paris, June 16, 2015 – Wizz Air has selected the V2500 engine to power a new fleet of 17 previously announced Airbus A321ceo family aircraft. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.
This new order supplements an existing order for 179 V2500 engines, bringing the new total number of V2500 engines in Wizz Air’s fleet to 213, including spares. The agreement also includes a long-term flight hour agreement (FHA).
“As one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines with hundreds of flights every day, reliability and maintenance services are very important to our business success,” said John Stephenson, executive vice president, Wizz Air. “This new order continues to demonstrate our confidence in the V2500 engine as highly efficient, reliable power for our fleet.”
“The V2500 engine has a long-standing track record of superior performance,” said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Wizz Air to power and maintain these new engines in their fleet.”
Established in 2003, Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and offers more than 380 routes from 22 bases, connecting 112 destinations across 38 countries. Learn more about Wizz Air at http://wizzair.com/.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
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