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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Major Engine Maintenance Agreement With ATR

Feb 21, 2006 - 00:00 AM

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed an exclusive five-year agreement with ATR to maintain engines for Air Deccan's fleet of ATR 42 and ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.

The agreement will provide engine maintenance and accessory coverage for Air Deccan's fleet of PW127 and PW121 engines. The contract includes Air Deccan's 2005 order for 30 ATR72-500s, some of which have been delivered already.

P&WC will establish Hot Section Inspection (HSI) capability in India by year-end to support Air Deccan's fleet and the growing number of commercial and corporate operators in India. "This investment reflects our firm commitment to support our growing customer base in this region," says Claude Lachapelle, Commercial Director, P&WC Service Centres. "We expect to have more than 500 P&WC engines in India by 2008."

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 Corp.
Linda Tardif
Advisor - Trade Media
(450) 647-7210