Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center retrofitted an IAE V2500-A5 owned by US Airways to a V2500 SelectOne. The V2500-A5 has been in service since Feb. 16, 1998, and has more than 38,000 hr. on wing with nearly 15,000 cycles. Pratt said it is "the first" to do this and, according to VP-Global Engine Centers Tom Mayes, "it is important because it shows airlines that it is possible to get even greater performance from one of their existing assets."

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