SkyWest Selects Pratt & Whitney to Power New Embraer Jets

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Pratt & Whitney has been selected to provide the power for up to 100 firm, plus 100 purchase right, Embraer Second Generation E-Jets ordered by SkyWest. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.

Each Embraer Second Generation E-Jet will be powered by two PurePower engines.

The PurePower family of engines uses an advanced gear system allowing the engines fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core deliver the improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise.

SkyWest is known as a leader in the regional industry, said Brad Rich, president, SkyWest, Inc. Were confident that Pratt & Whitneys PurePower engine further strengthens our position as a leader and demonstrates our commitment to excellence and economic performance.

SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

SkyWests scheduled passenger airline operations consist of SkyWest Airlines also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta, Georgia.

System-wide, SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with approximately 4,100 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 758 regional aircraft.

Pratt & Whitney, SkyWest, Engines, Embraer

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