Pratt & Whitney engines enter service with VivaAerobus A320neo

Pratt & Whitney´s PurePower geared turbofan engine has entered into service with VivaAerobus on the operator´s A320neo, which made its first passenger flight from Monterrey to Guadalajara on October 18, the company said.

The company said the milestone comes days after the last leg of the aircraft´s A320neo ferry flight from Keflavik, Iceland to Monterrey, Mexico, which was nine hours and 32 minutes.

The company said eight carriers are flying 26 geared turbofan engine powered aircraft across the globe. GTF Engines have earned more than 30,000 revenue hours and powered more than 13,000 flights.

Pratt & Whitney is a designer, manufacturer and servicer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. The company is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), based in Farmington, Connecticut that provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.