Volaris has selected Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines to power more of its Airbus A321neo twinjets.
The deal announced at Paris air show on 19 June covers 64 of the Mexican low-cost carrier’s incoming A321neos.
”The additional GTF-powered A321neo aircraft will drive our growth while being mindful of our environmental footprint,” says Enrique Beltranena, chief executive of Volaris.
When in-service and ordered jets are considered, Volaris’ GTF commitments cover 217 aircraft – comprising A321neos and A320neos – including a previously announced selection for 153 jets.
Today, Volaris operates 70 GTF-powered A320neo-family aircraft and 53 International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500-equipped A320ceo-family jets. Pratt & Whitney is the majority shareholder in IAE.