LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 16, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, today delivered the first PW615F engine to Cessna Aircraft Company for the new Citation Mustang business jet. The engine will be installed on A/C No. 003, the first Citation Mustang to be built at Cessna's assembly facility in Independence, Kansas.
"This is an exciting milestone for both Pratt & Whitney Canada and Cessna Aircraft," said Alain M. Bellemare, President, P&WC. "Delivery of the first PW615F engine comes just two months after we received Transport Canada type certification for the engine series."
P&WC this week also officially inaugurated the new PW600 assembly and test facility at its main manufacturing plant in Longueuil, Quebec. This state-of-the-art facility, which includes a lean assembly line and test cell, is a dedicated assembly and test area to support the PW600 engine production.
"We are ready to ramp up production for this new exciting engine family," commented Bellemare. "We already have a strong demand for the PW600, and we've built capacity to meet the high volumes."
Pratt & Whitney Canada Delivers
The PW615, rated at 1,350 lbs of thrust and featuring a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), offers optimum value and performance with significantly reduced ownership costs. It was selected in January 2003 to power the Citation Mustang.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
Photo of the first PW615F engine delivered to Cessna Aircraft Company available on P&WC Web site at http://www.pwc.ca/en/0_0/0_0_8/0_0_8_2_1.asp
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.