Budget air carrier GoAir today said it has given Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM an order for 72 firm A320neo aircraft engines, deliveries of which is to begin in 2016.
"The agreement represents 144 firm PW1100G-JM engines and is anticipated to include a PureSolutionSM maintenance package. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016," the company said in a statement.
""We selected the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine because we are confident that its performance advantage will deliver significant savings in operating costs, as well as considerable reductions in emissions and noise," said Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir.
Each Airbus A320neo family aircraft purchased by GoAir would be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with benefits, including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs when compared with today's engines.
The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine’s fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.
At present, Go Airlines operates across 21 destinations in India, with approximately 160 daily flights.