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IAE Delivers 100th V2500-Powered Aircraft to China Southern Airlines

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China Southern Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th V2500-powered A320 family aircraft.

The 100th aircraft, an Airbus A321, is powered by the latest IAE V2500 SelectOne build standard and is scheduled to fly both domestic and international routes. China Southern first operated the V2500 in 1996 with a Boeing MD-90 and has since logged over two million flying hours with this engine type.

In addition to the 100th V2500-powered aircraft in service, China Southern has 29 further aircraft on order. Its fleet also consists of 13 MD-90s powered by IAE V2500-D5 engines.

The 22,000-33,000lb of thrust V2500 is available in seven different thrust settings to power the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft as well as the A319 Corporate Jet. More than 5,500 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order.

IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise of Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.

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