Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris has selected Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engine to power an additional 80 A320neo family aircraft.

    A long-term ‘EngineWise’ service agreement has also been signed, under which Pratt & Whitney will provide Volaris with engine maintenance.

    Volaris previously placed an order for 44 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft.

    “This selection will expand upon the fuel savings we have already been realising with the GTF engine,” said Volaris’ CEO Enrique Beltranena. “We are always looking for new ways to better serve our passengers. These GTF engines will help us further grow our network of routes and give us a strong foundation for the future.”

    Pratt & Whitney chief commercial officer Rick Deurloo commented: “We’ve been honoured to help Volaris grow from its first V2500-powered flight in 2006 to the successful airline it is today.

    “We are proud to continue powering their growth with the world-class fuel efficiency and economics required for their low-cost operations.”