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Pratt & Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines Expand EcoPower Engine Wash Service Network to Middle East and North Africa; Up to 1.2% Savings in Fuel Burn

Pratt & Whitney and Saudi Arabian Airlines signed an agreement expanding Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service network to The Middle East / North Africa. The agreement provides for Saudi Arabian Airlines to wash its own engines and provide engine wash services to other commercial airlines that fly within the Kingdom.

Pratt & Whitney’s exclusive EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2%, eliminating approximately three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature thus increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing. The EcoPower system, offered through the Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners network, uses a closed-loop system with pure, atomized water to wash aircraft engines, avoiding potential contaminant runoff. The system is more effective and much faster than traditional engine washing processes.

Under the agreement, Saudi Arabian Airlines will operate two EcoPower service center locations in Jeddah and Riyadh with options to expand to other locations throughout the Kingdom. Saudi Arabian Airlines will have capability to wash all engine types within their fleet and nearly any commercial aero engine in service today, including JT9D, PW4000, PW2000, GE90, Trent700, CF6, V2500, CFM56 and CF34 engines.


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