Pratt & Whitney awarded 757 engine contract

Pratt & Whitney has been awarded $80 million to supply 10 PW2037 aircraft engines that will power Boeing 757 passenger jets ordered recently by Shanghai Airlines.

Pratt & Whitney has been awarded a contract to supply 10 PW2037 aircraft engines that will power Boeing 757 passenger jets ordered recently by Shanghai Airlines.

The five twin-engine aircraft will be delivered in 2004 and 2005 and will join Shanghai’s existing fleet of seven Pratt-powered 757s. The sale of the 10 engines is worth approximately $80 million at list price to Pratt & Whitney.

‘Shanghai Airlines was the first carrier in China to operate the 757 with Pratt engines,’ said Lyman Marshall, president of Pratt & Whitney China. ‘We have built a strong partnership with Shanghai Airlines and we are very gratified they continue to have confidence in us and our engines.’

According to Pratt & Whitney, PW2000 engines feature a number of durability enhancements to provide longer time on wing and lower maintenance costs. Additionally, the PW2000 is said to offer high thrust and excellent fuel efficiency, resulting in superior payload capability and the ability to operate in high altitudes and hot climates.