Engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, and IndiGo signed an agreement for PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for the low-cost airline's 150 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The agreement includes 300 firm PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with additional options and a long-term PureSolution(SM) maintenance agreement, according to a statement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2015.
"With oil prices on the rise, we are more satisfied than ever with our selection of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine," said IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh. "As a result of the lower engine operating cost, we are confident that we can maintain our competitive low fares while simultaneously offering our customers the most environmentally friendly way to fly."
"This IndiGo order represents one of the largest engine orders in Pratt & Whitney's long history," said Todd Kallman, president, Commercial Engines & Global Services for Pratt & Whitney.
imiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5): But High time INDIGO thought about building their own Major Mx setup.....
It's very expensive for airlines to maintain large pools of parts inventories. There has been a clear trend in the industry with airlines increasingly turning to the engine OEMs for maintenance support.