SINGAPORE: VietJet picks GTF engines for A320neo family aircraft

VietJet Air has chosen Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines to power the 63 Airbus A320/A321neos it has on order.

Delivery of the aircraft is expected to commence in 2017, says P&W.

"We are very pleased to choose the PurePower geared turbofan engine for our Airbus A320neo and A321neo family fleets. With its advanced design of less fuel costs and CO2 emissions, the new engines are expected to boost the carrier's efficiency and protect environment as well as enable Vietjet to offer passengers more affordable air fares,” adds the low-cost operator’s president and chief executive Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.

Flightglobal Fleets Analyzer shows that VietJet Air now operates 31 Airbus A320 family aircraft.

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