Computer rendering of A320neo in JetBlue livery. Courtesy, Airbus

JetBlue Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney engines to power its recently ordered fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft, becoming the first US customer for PurePower engines (ATW Daily News, Oct. 28).

The New York-based carrier announced its choice of the PurePower PW1100G-GM engine Thursday. A memorandum of understanding with Pratt covers 86 engines and a long-term maintenance agreement.

JetBlue’s fleet of 40 neos are scheduled to start delivery in 2018.