The aircraft are due to be delivered between 2011 and 2015 and will join AWAS’ fleet of 29 A320-family aircraft already powered by the V2500.
Frank Pray, president and chief executive officer of AWAS, said: ‘In the current environment, our customers are continuously conscious of lowering their operating costs.
‘The fuel-burn advantage offered by V2500 SelectOne is a huge benefit to airlines as the price of oil remains at record levels.’
The SelectOne build standard is claimed to deliver an additional one per cent fuel-burn advantage, along with a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. It will improve time-on-wing by up to 20 per cent, and demonstrate compliance with the most stringent CAEP/6 NOx standards. It is due to enter into service later this year.
The 22,000-33,000lb of thrust V2500 is available in seven different thrust settings to power the Airbus A319, A320 and A321-family of aircraft, as well as the A319 Corporate Jet. More than 5,000 V2500 engines are in service or on firm order.