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Kuwaiti firm signs eco-friendly deal with Pratt & Whitney

Kuwait’s aircraft leasing and finance company Alafco signed an aircraft engine deal, estimated to be worth 9-figures in dollars with US-based Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 12th Dubai Airshow in Dubai.

November 15, 2011 5:01 by

The eco-friendly and fuel efficient engines PurePower PW1100G-JM would be fitted in 50 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 2017. Chairman and CEO of Alafco, Ahmad A. Alzabin, said that his firm committed to offering the best aircraft options to its valued customers and selecting the PurePower Geared Turbofan engine for their Airbus A320neo fleet because it “ensures the best fuel burn, noise and emission reductions, which equates to benefits with real savings for our customers.”

Each Alafco Airbus A320neo family aircraft will be powered by two PurePower PW1100G-JM engines with benefits including double-digit reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs w hen compared with today’s engines.

Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services President, Todd Kallman, said, “We are confident the PurePower engine’s performance and benefits will meet the expectations of Alafco and its customers.”

The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine’s 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 delivers the fuel efficiency and environmental benefits.

Formed in 1992, Alafco is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.  The company leases 48 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to various airlines in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean.

Pratt & Whitney is one of the leaders in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.

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