MTU Aero Engines to benefit from Republic Airways' contract for CSeries Aircraft

U.S. airline places orders for up to 80 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whit-ney's PurePower® PW1000G Engine

(PresseBox) ( Munich, )
New contract win for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1000G Engine: Republic Airways has signed a purchase agreement with Bombardier Aerospace for 40 CSeries aircraft with options on up to 40 additional aircraft. The twinengined airliner is exclusively powered by the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G engine. MTU Aero Engines is a major stakeholder in this innovative, nextgeneration propulsion system. The overall contract covers more than 160 engines, if all options are exercised. For Germany's leading engine manufacturer it could translate into sales of over 200 million euros at list price.

"This deal goes to show that the market is embracing the extraordinary benefits afforded by this innovative propulsion system. MTU is proud to be a major partner to Pratt & Whitney in the PurePower PW1000G engine program," commented MTU CEO Egon Behle.

The PurePower PW1000G engine offers a number of advantages: It delivers doubledigit reductions in fuel burn and CO2 emissions. It is up to 50 percent quieter than conventional engines and more cost efficient to operate. MTU contributes the highspeed lowpressure turbine - a key component - and half of the technologically advanced highpressure compressor to this Pratt & Whitney engine. To date, the PurePower PW1000G engine has won orders for more than 400 engines, if all options are exercised.

Republic Airways Holdings is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The airline holding company owns Chautauqua Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Lynx Aviation, Midwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, and Shuttle America.

MTU Aero Engines is the world's only manufacturer of highspeed lowpressure turbines. The Munichbased company started to develop this technology way back in the 1990s. Meanwhile, the full functionality of the turbine has been demonstrated in technology programs and test cycles, which showed the component to be optimally suited for use on production engines. In addition to the lowpressure turbine, MTU contributes the forward four stages of the equally highlyefficient highpressure compressor, while the rear four stages are being manufactured by Pratt & Whitney.
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