International Aero Engines Launches
SelectTwo Engine Program
March 14, 2011 - International Aero Engines AG (IAE) has
announced the launch of its next generation V2500
engine, V2500 SelectTwo. An upgrade option for the V2500
SelectOne, SelectTwo is projected to provide 0.58% fuel
burn savings compared to the V2500 SelectOne engine for
a 500 nautical mile A320 mission.
SelectTwo is comprised of a software upgrade for the
Electronic Engine Control (EEC) as well as a new data
entry plug (DEP). For a 10 aircraft Airbus A320 fleet
flying 2,300 flights per year, this upgrade equates to
savings of $4.3M USD over 10 years at current fuel
prices, and 14,800 tons of CO2.
Additionally, V2500 SelectTwo remains compliant with the most stringent CAEP/6 NOx standards. "SelectTwo is the latest example of how IAE effectively strives for new methodologies that enhance value to our customers," explained Ian Aitken, IAE President & CEO.
fully committed to providing substantial support and continued
investment in the V2500." SelectTwo is now available as a Sales
Order Option for V2500-A5 SelectOne engines. Entry into service
is planned in 2013 after a rigorous validation testing and
certification program. IAE is working with Airbus on a flight
test that is to be completed this year.
developed the abortive Superfan for the Airbus A340. IAE's
current purpose is the development, production and aftermarket
services of the IAE V2500 aero engine family, which powers the
Airbus A320 family and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft. The IAE
V2500 turbofan is one of the most successful medium bypass ratio
engines in the world. IAE V2500's direct competitor is the CFM
aero engines, similar to those that power the Airbus Industrie
A320 aircraft, generate enough power to provide electricity for
a city of over 60,000 people. Fan tips for the higher thrust
versions of the V2500 travel at more than 1000 mph, 40 percent
faster than the speed of sound.
The total amount of power produced by a V2500 is equivalent to the power produced by about 100 family cars. About 25 tons of air passes through the engine every minute, equivalent to over 50,000 people exhaling at the same time. The temperature of the air leaving the engine compressor is about 10 times hotter than the hottest summer day or 1/10 the temperature of the sun's surface.
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