Vietjet signs huge deals at 2016 Air Show

Wednesday, 2016-02-17 21:45:25
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NDO/VNA - Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has signed contracts worth over US$3 billion at Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition, the Singapore Airshow 2016, currently being held in the South Asian country.

Pratt & Whitney, a company under the US United Technologies Corp, has been selected to supply the newest line of PurePower Geared Turbofan engines to power Vietjet’s A320neo and A321neo aircrafts.

The carrier also signed a deal worth US$60 million with SR Technics from Switzerland for component and maintenance services for its A320 and A321 fleet.
The contract marks a milestone in the relationship between the two companies, expanding on the success of the long term CFM-5B engine services partnership, signed in early 2015.
At the event, Airbus signed an agreement to provide flight and maintenance training services for Vietjet’s A320 aircrafts in Ho Chi Minh City.

The training will be provided within the Airbus Competence Training (ACT) classroom concept, while advancing Vietjet training organisations to meet the standards of Airbus and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Vietjet currently operates 34 A320 and A321 aircrafts and conducts nearly 200 flights a day on 47 domestic and international routes, including flights to Singapore, the Republic of Korea, China, Thailand and Myanmar.