RB’s $145m pact for 15 PW engines
FLAG carrier Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed a $145 million deal with American aerospace manufacturer Pratt and Whitney for 15 fuel efficient engines to power its fleet of Airbus A320neo (new engine option), the airline said in a press release yesterday.
RB is entering into the next phase of its fleet modernisation programme after signing a purchase agreement for 15 of the PW1100G-JM engines to power seven of its A320neo aircraft.
RB said the delivery for the seven new aircrafts will begin in late 2017.
The airline said it is currently in the process of phasing out its two Airbus A319 aircrafts which have been replaced by two new A320ceo (current engine option).
“This brings the short haul fleet of A320 aircraft to six units along with four Boeing Dreamliner B787-8 aircraft which already operate for long haul destination,” RB said.
Mary Ellen Jones, Vice President for Asia-Pacific and China Sales for Pratt and Whitney, said RB’s selection for the geared turbofan engine to power its aircraft will be economically and environmentally beneficial for RB.
The Brunei Times