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EBACE: Pratt & Whitney Canada to Expand its Aftermarket Support at London Luton Airport for Turbofan Engine Repairs

May 22, 2007 - 00:00 AM

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(CCNMatthews - May 22, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. is expanding its industry-leading global customer support with the opening of a new facility near the London Luton Airport to service P&WC engines operated by NetJets Europe and other customers. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

The 8,000-sq.-ft. facility, located 10 miles from the Luton airport, will provide fan-engine repair and hot-section inspections for JT15, PW300 and PW500 series engines. Luton is one of the fastest growing airports in the United Kingdom.

"With the growth in the NetJets Europe fleet, we are delighted to be able to provide a higher level of support to this valued customer, as well as to our growing customer base in the United Kingdom and Europe," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Service Centres, P&WC. "We plan to make this facility a centre of excellence for turbofan engine repair and to provide rapid response to our customers' repair needs."

The Luton facility will also be the base for a mobile repair team and be directly connected with P&WC's new Customer First Centre providing 24/7 front-line support to customers of P&WC engines worldwide.

P&WC technicians are currently servicing NetJets Europe PW500 series engines from a temporary facility at London Luton Airport in preparation for the opening of the new facility in June.

P&WC's global customer support comprises over 30 P&WC-owned and designated overhaul facilities, 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.


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