International Aero Engines (IAE) is evaluating a new addition to its successful V2500 Select engine series, with the V2500 SelectThree. The SelectThree series is currently “on the drawing board,” IAE said, adding that the engine will focus on reducing maintenance costs and developing technology, which can be retrofit across the entire fleet (ATW Daily News, June 20).

“Select Three is important for IAE because our history has been to continue to develop the engine, to improve it,” IAE regional VP-Asia and Middle East Chris Bewley told ATW at the Dubai Airshow Sunday. “We’re not sure what Select Three will be at the moment, we’re doing our homework to understand how to improve the engine … that’s the work we’ll be doing over the next year.”

IAE on Saturday also announced its V2500 SelectOne engine has reached 1,000 deliveries. The company made the milestone delivery of its engine V16000 to Indian low-cost airline Indigo, shipped from Rolls-Royce Dahlewitz.

IAE earlier introduced the SelectTwo series, projected to provide 0.6% fuel burn savings compared to the V2500 SelectOne for a 500 n. m. Airbus A320 flight. It includes a software upgrade for the Electronic Engine Control and a new data entry plug (ATW Daily News, March 16).