The US-based aircraft leasing company has chosen the V2500 to power 30 Airbus A320 series twinjets on firm order, plus a further 15 options. The V2500 is produced by the International Aero Engines consortium (IAE) in which Rolls-Royce is a senior shareholder.
ILFC already has 142 V2500-powered aircraft in operation, with a further 63 on firm order. With a range of thrust from 22,000lb -33,000lb, the V2500-A5 is available to power the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 as well as the A319 Corporate Jet.
In addition to Rolls-Royce, IAE's partners are Pratt & Whitney of the
More than 1,300 V2500-powered aircraft have been delivered, with the fleet worldwide having accumulated over 33 million flying hours.