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Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engines chosen by JAL to power 777-300 aircraft.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 1996--The Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engine, with a thrust of 90,000 pounds, has been selected by Japan Airlines to power its Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

JAL has ordered five of the twin-engine, two-man-cockpit stretched versions of the 777, with deliveries to begin in 1998. The 777-300 will be operated by JAL on domestic (Japan) and major regional routes.

Cost of the 10 engines plus two spares is $160 million, which will further contribute to JAL's status as the largest single foreign corporate purchaser of American goods and services.

JAL has already ordered 10 777-200 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engines. The first two of these aircraft were introduced on domestic routes on April 28. JAL has options on an additional 10 777-200s.

With the 777-300 being 33 feet longer than the -200, the seating capacity can be increased to 480-520 in two classes.

Compared to the Boeing 747SR (Short Range), which JAL has been using on domestic routes for more than 20 years, the new environment-friendly 777-300 aircraft will be able to reduce fuel consumption by about 30 percent.

JAL's entire fleet of aircraft, including engines, is American made.

CONTACT: Japan Airlines, New York

Morris G. Simoncelli, 212/310-1221, 212/310-1258 (fax)
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