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EBACE: Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Standard Aero Designated Overhaul Facility for Certified PW600 Engines

May 22, 2007 - 00:00 AM

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(CCNMatthews - May 22, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. is building on its industry-leading global customer support by appointing Standard Aero (Alliance), Inc. as a designated overhaul facility (DOF) for its PW615F and PW610F engines. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"We are delighted that Standard Aero will be the first independent DOF to provide operators of PW615- and PW610-powered aircraft with an additional option for reliable repair and overhaul services," said Maria Della Posta, Vice President, Customer Support, P&WC.

Standard Aero will perform maintenance, repairs and overhaul services on the PW615F and PW610F engine models at its facility in Maryville, Tenn., USA. It will also provide rapid-response mobile repair teams to support operators in the field at locations in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Standard Aero DOF will be operational to service the PW615F and PW610F engines by the end of June 2007.

"This appointment is part of our strategy to offer global support that is No. 1 in customers' eyes across all our markets. Our goal is to offer an unmatched level of support to operators of P&WC-powered aircraft worldwide," continued Della Posta. "Standard Aero, already a DOF for both the PT6 and PW100 engine families, has a long-standing history of successful collaboration with our company."

P&WC's global customer support comprises over 30 P&WC-owned overhaul facilities and DOFs, a global parts distribution network, field support representatives strategically located on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry and advanced diagnostic capabilities.

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 manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.



Contact

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pierre Boisseau
450-647-2732
pierre.boisseau@pwc.ca

or

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Diana Colby
450-647-4111
diana.colby@pwc.ca
www.pwc.ca