SaudiGulf signs deal for IAE’s V2500 engines
Farnborough, England, July 15, 2014
SaudiGulf Airlines, a new Dammam-based airline which will commerce services next year, has signed a deal with International Aero Engines (IAE) to power four A320ceo aircraft with the V2500 engine.
It has also signed an eight-year V-Services(SM ) maintenance service agreement with IAE, said a statement.
Tariq Al-Qahtani, chairman, SaudiGulf Airlines, said: "As a new airline, our success is dependent upon establishing a well-developed, quality fleet before we begin our operations.
"With the combined technology of Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines, we know that we are powering and maintaining our aircraft with one of the best options on the market."
Dave Brantner, president, Pratty & Whitney Commercial Engines, said: "We are excited to expand our partnership with SaudiGulf to include A320ceo aircraft. The V2500 engine has a long-standing track record of superior performance and will be a trusted power plant for the A320ceo aircraft for SaudiGulf."
The airlines will be the first of several new domestic airlines serving passenger in Saudi Arabia, with three to four daily flights to Jeddah and Riyadh from King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.
IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders are comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines. - TradeArabia News Service