Short News: TAT Thailand, Pratt Whitney, Park Hotel Tokyo, SWISS, Aviation Capital Group

  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand ushers in Chinese New Year with nationwide celebrations in Thailand in collaboration with long-standing partners, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand.
  • Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, today announced that it has launched new data analytics capabilities for its V2500 engines as a result of achieving a supplemental type certificate for the Airbus A321 aircraft powered by the V2500 engine.
  • Park Hotel Tokyo announced that it will hold an art exhibition titled “Yuji Kanamaru WILD PLANET -Spring of Life- Art Exhibition. Park Hotel Tokyo holds four art exhibitions a year, offering guests hospitality with Japanese aesthetics of each season.
  • Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. announced that Turkish Airlines signed an agreement for a 15-year Pratt & Whitney EngineWise Fleet Management Program. The agreement will cover Turkish Airlines’ future fleet of 92 A321neo aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines.
  • Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has selected Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines to power 15 total Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2019. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
  • Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has selected Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engines to power an additional seven firm A320neo family aircraft, bringing the leasing company’s total to 20 firm GTF-powered A320neo and A321neo aircraft. ACG currently manages over 60 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).


Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.