Turkish Airlines Signs Largest Order in Airline’s History for Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan

Turkish Airlines has signed a Definitive Agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 92 firm A321neo aircraft, the largest engine order in Turkish Airline’s history. The order was originally announced during the 2015 Paris Air Show as a Memorandum of Understanding with 72 firm and 20 option aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018. The deal is also the largest engine order in 2015 for Pratt & Whitney, representing a year of pivotal milestones as it leads the industry into a new age in aviation history.
The PurePower Geared Turbofan engine family has about 7,000 orders, including options with more than 70 customers from more than 30 countries. “Turkish Airlines is proud to have Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower engines power our A321neo aircraft order,” said Dr. Temel Kotil, deputy chairman and CEO, Turkish Airlines. “This historic deal for our company is a statement on our commitment to develop the most technologically advanced fleet of aircraft in the industry.”

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