July 16, 2008

TAM Selects Pratt & Whitney Engines to Power New A330 Aircraft

Brazilian airline TAM Linhas Aereas has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100 engines to power its two new Airbus A330 aircraft in a deal valued at more than $100 million.

The contract includes installed and spare engines for two firm A330-200 aircraft and a 12-year service agreement provided by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners.

The new order for PW4000 engines is in addition to an order for engines to power six new A330 aircraft that was announced in 2007. TAM Airline currently operates seven A330s with Pratt & Whitney PW4168A model engines.

David Neto, president and CEO of TAM Linhas Aereas, said: "In a time of soaring fuel prices and growing environmental pressures, the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine with the Advantage70 technology upgrade provides excellent fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs for our new A330 aircraft."