PARIS: ILFC signs P&W deal for A320neos

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Pratt & Whitney has signed a definitive agreement with International Lease Finance (ILFC) to supply engines for up to 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft ordered by the lessor earlier this year.

The agreement includes 120 PurePower PW1100G engines for 60 aircraft and options for up to 80 further engines, although the lessor is also looking at the rival CFM International Leap for the other 40 jets.

The manufacturer said that deliveries could take place as early as 2015, when the A320neo is due to be introduced.

"We're encouraged by the market traction of the PurePower geared turbofan engine as a result of its many economic and environmental benefits," said ILFC chief executive Henri Courpron.