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SAS ORDERS V2500-POWERED MD-90 AIRCRAFT; FURTHER SALES BOOST FOR THE "ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY" ENGINE

SAS ORDERS V2500-POWERED MD-90 AIRCRAFT; FURTHER SALES BOOST FOR THE
 "ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY" ENGINE
 GLASTONBURY, Conn., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) announced its purchase of a fleet of MD-90-30 aircraft powered by International Aero Engines V2500 turbofans. The SAS order is for six firm aircraft to be delivered in 1996 together with options on six further aircraft. These aircraft are replacements for seven MD-80s which were originally to be delivered this year.
 The MD-90 150-seat aircraft is the latest of the McDonnell Douglas twin jet family and features the latest V2525-D5 turbofan, rated at 25,000 pounds take-off thrust. In terms of reliability, since the engine entered service over three years ago, the V2500 service fleet has proved itself to be the most reliable big fan engine in the world.
 However, it is in environmental characteristics that the V2500 engine particularly excels. In terms of noise, the V2500 is the quietest engine in its class today - making the MD-90 some 20 dB (cumulative) better than the stage 3 legislative requirement. The emissions of the -D5 engine will be the lowest in its class when the engine enters service in 1996. The new Axially Staged Combustor in the V2500 will reduce the amount of NOx produced by the engine by up to 50 percent when compared with V2500s in service today -- making the V2500 the most environmentally friendly engine in the world.
 Roland Dilda, president of IAE International Aero Engines AG, commented, "The V2500 engine was specifically designed with concern for the environment and this new low NOx combustor will set the V2500 as the new and best standard in the engine industry. The IAE team is very pleased to welcome SAS into the growing family of V2500 customers and looks forward to a long and productive relationship."
 With this order, SAS becomes the 27th customer for the V2500 engine, bringing IAE's orderbook to more than 1,700 engines worth in excess of $9.2 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Nuttall of IAE, 203-652-1812/ CO: International Aero Engines ST: Connecticut IN: ARO SU:


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