Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed an engine fleet enhancement programme (FEP) deal with Air New Zealand (ANZ).

P&WC's FEP, where a new engine is exchanged for a time-expired core engine, will be conducted to install over 60 P&WC PT6A-67D and PW127M engines powering Beech 1900D turboprops and ATR72-500 aircraft respectively.

The aircraft are part of the fleets operated by ANZ's regional subsidiaries, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airline.

Raffaele Virgili, P&WC's vice-president of customer service, said: "The programme provides factory-fresh engines that feature the latest in technology, a new-engine factory warranty programme, new life-limited components and increased resale value."

"With a FEP, there is also the additional benefit of not having to deploy rental engines while overhauls are completed," added Virgili.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news