Pratt & Whitney Wins PW4000 Advantage70 Order from Korean Air, Celebrates 30 Years In Singapore Joint Venture

Singapore Air Show » 2012
February 15, 2012, 4:00 PM

Korean Air has selected the Pratt & Whitney PW4170 Advantage70 engine to power five new Airbus A330-200s. Valued at some $200 million, the firm deal covers 10 engines.

Pratt & Whitney offers the Advantage70 as both a new engine and as an upgrade kit for existing PW4168 engines. The upgrade includes a suite of technology enhancements Pratt & Whitney can incorporate during engine overhauls, and promises a 2-percent thrust increase, more than 1-percent reduction in fuel burn, increased durability and lower maintenance costs.

Separately, 2012 marks 30 years since the establishment of Turbine Overhaul Services (TOS), a Singapore-based joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Singapore Technologies Aerospace. TOS overhauls JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000, V2500 and CFM56 turbine airfoils, as well as high-pressure compressor blades.

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