Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has received a $300 million contract from Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd (Korean Air) to provide PW4170 Advantage70 engine. Korean Air will use the engine to power six new Airbus A330 aircraft. The contract also includes two spare engines. The advanced technology of the PW4170 Advantage70 engine reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions. It also delivers better engine performance, including a 2% thrust increase, and 1% reduction in fuel consumption.

Young Sik Kang, executive vice president, Maintenance and Engineering Division, Korean Air said, “We look forward to benefiting from the advantages of these new engines.”

“Pratt & Whitney is proud of being a longtime supplier of dependable engines to Korean Air,” said Todd Kallman, president, commercial engines & global services, Pratt & Whitney. “With this most recent order of the Advantage70TM, we look forward to a continued strong relationship with Korean Air well into the future.”

Pratt & Whitney offers the Advantage70 both as a new engine and as an upgrade kit for existing engines. The upgrade includes a suite of technology enhancements that can be incorporated into a fleet during engine overhaul. The Advantage70 technology also delivers better engine performance which includes increased durability, and reduced maintenance costs. The first PW4000-100” engines with the Advantage70 technology upgrade entered service this month.