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.
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.
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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