Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engines chosen by JAL to power 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)