July 18, 2008

Hong Kong Airlines Selects IAE’s V2500 Engine to Power A319 Corporate Jet

Hong Kong Airlines has selected International Aero Engines's V2500 unit to power its Airbus A319 corporate jet.

Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft engine manufacturer and a United Technologies company, is a major partner in International Aero Engines (IAE).

Hong Kong Airlines is scheduled to take delivery of the aircraft in September 2009. Hong Kong Airlines is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines, which has also ordered the V2500 for 33 A320-family aircraft it has on firm order with Airbus.

The V2500-A5 is available in seven different thrust settings ranging from 22,000lbs to 33,000lbs to power the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 family of aircraft, as well as the A319 corporate jet.