Etihad plans upgrade of its Airbus engines
Abu Dhabi, July 25, 2013
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has signed an agreement with IAE International Aero Engines to upgrade the airline’s current and future fleet of 35 V2500 engine-powered Airbus A320 aircraft to the V2500 SelectTwo engine standard.
The carrier will purchase the SelectTwo engine upgrade kits, which also makes provision for spare engines and the upgrade gives improved fuel burn.
President and CEO James Hogan, said: “The V2500 engine has played an important role in our Airbus A320 type operations, and SelectTwo is the latest example of how IAE strives for new solutions that add value to our fleet, whilst making our fuel-burn more efficient.”
IAE President Jon Beatty said: “IAE is dedicated to continually improving the V2500 engine. Etihad Airways’ decision to install SelectTwo is further evidence of the airline’s confidence in the performance and reliability of the V2500 engine. Etihad Airways took delivery of their first V2500 engine-powered aircraft in 2007, and we look forward to a long relationship with them.” - TradeArabia News Service