Vietnam Airlines has signed a 3-year maintenance services agreement with IAE International Aero Engines AG. The non-exclusive agreement will cover engine overhauls for the airline's V2500 engines. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.

"It is important to Vietnam Airlines that we have the highest quality maintenance services performed on our fleet of V2500-powered aircraft," said Dang Ngoc Hoa, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines.

"We are thrilled to sign our first V2500 engine aftermarket agreement with Vietnam Airlines and help the airline to manage their fleet more efficiently," said Dan Kirk, senior director, Aftermarket Sales, Pratt & Whitney. "We are committed to delivering world-class aftermarket services to our customers around the world."