Pratt & Whitney is enjoying a profitable Paris with contract signings for engine supply and manufacturing support.

Prominent among them was a long-term manufacturing deal with EDAC Technologies that is expected to be worth more than US $1 billion. Under the agreement, EDAC will provide precision machined rotating and static components and composite components for a variety of P&W engines, including the PurePower family for the Airbus A320neo, Bombardier CSeries, Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Embraer E-Jets.

“To increase capacity, we are investing heavily in our global network of facilities and suppliers. EDAC is an example of a supplier who has made investments in talent, processes and facilities,” said Sergio Loureiro, P&W VP, global supply chain. “We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure they are ready to produce today and meet our quality and delivery requirements.”

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has chosen Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines to power 30 of its Airbus A320neos, deliveries of which are scheduled to begin in 2017. “We focus on supplying our customers with aircraft that are the right solutions for their specific needs and requirements, and we are confident that the P&W-powered A320neo will provide them with a highly efficient and dependable solution,” said SMBC CEO Peter Barrett

“The lessor community is very important to Pratt & Whitney, and we are honored to provide our game-changing PurePower engines for SMBC Aviation Capital,” replied Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. “Customers continue to select the PurePower engine because they recognize they are investing in their future, since no other engine today can deliver similar value in terms of reductions in noise, fuel burn, emissions and overall cost savings.”

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), which is the largest independent operating aircraft lessor in China, has signed an MoU with Pratt & Whitney to supply PurePower engines for its 18 Airbus A320neos. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017. “The A320neo powered by PurePower engines is a great asset to add to our fleet, as it offers our customers a broad range of benefits, including fuel burn improvement, lower emissions and less noise while reducing operating cost,” said Dr. Mike Poon, CALC CEO and executive director.