24 February 2014
IAE International Aero Engines AG reached a new production milestone when it shipped its 6,000th V2500 engine from the Pratt & Whitney Middletown Engine Center. The engine will be delivered to JetBlue Airways under the wing of an Airbus A321ceo aircraft in March.
“The V2500 fleet continues to grow with plans to produce approximately 500 engines in 2014,” said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “Long-time customers such as JetBlue rely on the reliability and operational efficiency of the V2500 engine.”
JetBlue started operations in February 2000 with a V2500-powered A320. They are the largest A320ceo operator powered exclusively by V2500 engines, with 171 V2500-powered aircraft in service or on order. JetBlue was also the first North American operator to order A320neo and A321neo aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines.
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders are comprised of Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corp. and MTU Aero Engines. To date, 6,000 V2500 engines have been delivered to close to 200 customers around the world.