November 4, 2008

Great Wall Airlines to Use Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower Engine Wash Service

Great Wall Airlines has signed an exclusive agreement to use Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower engine wash service on its fleet of PW4056 engines through 2010.

All the engine washes will be conducted at EcoPower's Amsterdam service center. According to Pratt & Whitney, its EcoPower washes reduce engine fuel burn by as much as 1.2%, eliminate three pounds of CO2 emissions for every pound of fuel saved, and also decrease engine exhaust gas temperature.

Kuah Kiam, president of Great Wall Airlines, said: "We are pleased to add EcoPower service to our maintenance portfolio as we believe this will bring more customer value. In July, Great Wall Airlines signed a seven-year fleet management program agreement with Pratt & Whitney covering three Boeing 747-400 freighters powered by PW4000-94 engines."