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Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches New Rapid Response Parts Distribution Centre in Amsterdam

Nov 30, 2006 - 00:00 AM

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, announced today the opening of a new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Amsterdam to provide rapid parts deliveries for its engine customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"This is the first of several steps we are taking to strengthen our focus on delivering additional value to our customers in the European, Middle East and African markets," said Maria Della Posta, Vice President, Customer Support, P&WC. "The new PDC's location within the European Union and proximity to Schipol International Airport will significantly increase the availability of engine parts and ensure that our customers receive what they need, when they need it."

The Amsterdam PDC carries a large inventory of new parts, accessories and line-replaceable units (LRUs) for all P&WC engine models in support of customers who were previously supplied primarily from P&WC in Canada, ensuring in many cases delivery in 24 hours or less.

The new PDC in Amsterdam will assume responsibility for parts orders previously processed by the Southampton, UK-based facility, which continues to provide world-class engine repairs and overhauls. "P&WC engine customers are assured a greater availability of parts and can also rely on an expert service staff that is accessible 24 hours a day, year-round," added Della Posta.

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.


Pratt & Whitney Canada
Diana Colby