Transaero anounced at the MAKS airshow that it has selected Engine Alliance, a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney and GE Aircraft Engines, to power its fleet of 4 A380s. The agreement also included a 12 year fleet management agreement, and the combined value of the contracts is more than $500 million.
Transaero’s Executive Director, Alexander Krinchansky, said the “We are very pleased to have selected the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine to power our new fleet of A380 aircraft. The GP7200 offers us outstanding value with superior fuel efficiency, reliability and low cost of ownership.” Dean Athans, President of Engine Alliance, commented that “We are delighted Transaero selected the GP7200 engines to power its A380 fleet and appreciate the airline’s confidence in our engine. Transaero Airlines will be the first GP7200 engine operator and the first A380 operator in Russia, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Eastern Europe.”
Transaero becomes the 7th customer for the GP7200, joining Emirates, Air France, Korean Air, Air Austral, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. Deliveries at Transaero will begin in 2015.