British Midland has chosen the International Aero Engines V2500 to power its new fleet of Airbus A320/321s. Deliveries will start in March 1998. The carrier decided on the Airbuses earlier this year and will buy four A320s and A321s apiece, leasing the remainder.

IAE, the four-nation consortium comprising Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Daimler Benz, had already accounted for the engines on the leased aircraft. The additional business from the purchased examples is worth $120 million.

Source: Flight Daily News