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Spirit Airlines Selects PurePower and V2500 Engines for 75 Airbus Aircraft

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Spirit Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 45 firm A320neo aircraft.

Spirit has also selected International Aero Engines’ (IAE) V2500 engine to power its order for 30 firm A320ceo aircraft.

“The operational and environmental benefits of the PurePower engine are very important to us,” said Ben Baldanza, Spirit president and CEO. “This deal reaffirms our commitment and confidence in both Pratt & Whitney and IAE to power our fleet in the coming years.”

The PurePower deal includes a 12-year PureSolution maintenance service agreement for 98 engines, including spare engines. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2018. Each Spirit Airbus A320neo family aircraft will be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines.

The V2500 deal includes a 12-year V-Services maintenance service agreement for 64 engines, including spare engines. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2016.

 David Hess, Pratt & Whitney president and IAE board chairman, said, “We are pleased that Spirit, an environmentally-friendly carrier, has chosen us to power their future fleet with our fuel efficient and environmentally friendly technology. We look forward to our engines servicing Spirit aircraft in the coming years enabling Spirit to grow their presence in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.”

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