Farnborough – Wizz Air signs a deal with Pratt & Whitney for engines for $2.5 billion

Farnborough, July 13, 2016 – Wizz Air Holdings Plc – the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced that following a competitive process has chosen Pratt & Whitney to equip 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft with PurePower Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines . Deliveries of the A321neo will start in 2019.

Geared Turbofan was chosen for engine for 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft

The contract also covers 90 additional aircraft A321neo, on which Wizz Air has uncommitted rights to purchase and a number of spare engines.

The agreement is worth over $ 2.5 billion according to the currently announced prices and is included in the price which will be paid to the Airbus S.A.S. contract to purchase the A32https://www.wingsjournal.com/wp-admin/users.php1neo, signed by Wizz Air in 2015. As part of it, Wizz Air will enter into a long-term program for fleet management with engines Pratt & Whitney, to continue to provide the latest technology engines quality support.

“Following a detailed review process we concluded that the Geared Turbofan engine delivers the best value proposition as well as maximum fuel and operational efficiency. These metrics will translate directly into reduced operating costs for our business. While we already have a very low-cost base, our focus is to be ever more efficient to offer the lowest fares for our customers while driving strong returns for shareholders,” said the CEO of Wizz Air József Váradi.

 

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