Mexican discount airline Volaris has agreed to power another 80 incoming Airbus A320neo-family jets with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofans.

The Hartford-based engine maker confirms on 11 February that it signed an agreement with the airline to supply the engines.

P&W competes for A320neo engine sales with CFM International, which offers its Leap 1-A as a power option for the jet.

Volaris Airbus A320neo (2016)

Source: Airbus

A Volaris Airbus A320neo

Volaris has long stuck with engines made by P&W and its affiliate International Aero Engines (IAE)

The airline’s 84 in-service jets include 54 first-generation A320s powered by IAE V2500s, and 30 PW1100G-powered A320neo-family jets, according to Cirium fleets data.

Volaris has 99 Neos on order with Airbus.

With the latest deal, Volaris has committed to receiving a total 124 PW1100G-powered Airbus narrowbodies.

Volaris has also signed a long-term agreement under which P&W will maintain the powerplants.

Story corrected on 15 February to note that Leap 1-As are the other engine option for A320neo-family jets.