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Pratt & Whitney Canada Brings Greener Engines to Market

Jun 17, 2007 - 00:00 AM

New engines will offer superior performance in emissions, noise and operating economics

PARIS AIR SHOW, PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - June 17, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) is leading the green evolution in aerospace with its newest generation of engine technologies and environmental stewardship across all its segments, including business and regional aircraft and helicopters. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

"We are committed to bringing to the market greener engines that are designed, produced and operated to minimize any impact on the environment and our natural resources throughout their entire life cycle," said John Saabas, Executive Vice President, P&WC.

P&WC is developing a new 10,000-pound-thrust-class engine for the next generation of large, long-range corporate jets. This new 10K-class engine will raise the bar on performance economics and environmental responsiveness. It will surpass current International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards by over 35 per cent for carbon monoxide and by more than 50 per cent for nitrous oxide emissions, unburned hydrocarbons and smoke emissions. The new engine will also offer a step change in fuel burn compared with current leading engines and is designed for low noise, well below Stage IV standards.

P&WC's new-generation engines are already demonstrating unmatched performance. The PW307 engine, which recently entered service on Dassault Aviation's Falcon 7X, currently betters ICAO standards for carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide emissions. It also meets Zurich 5 emissions requirements for no landing fee surcharges. This achievement is the result of a revolutionary TALONTM 2 combustion technology that reduces emissions while delivering outstanding performance, durability and operating economics.

P&WC is investing $1.5 billion Cdn in research and development over the next five years to continue building on its green engine technology successes. "Our goal is to stay far ahead of the curve and we have a rigorous plan in place to achieve this," continued Saabas.

P&WC is also helping to reduce greenhouse gases. By developing improved engine components and lighter materials, the company is producing engines that are among the most fuel efficient in the aerospace market. P&WC's research and development work has also eliminated hazardous materials in its newest engine models and generated significant improvements in waste, air emissions, and water and energy consumption in both the engine manufacturing and repair processes.

"P&WC's new-generation engines are the perfect example of what the world has come to expect from P&WC, a global leader in reliable aircraft power and in green technologies," said Saabas.

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
Nancy German
Int'l Mobile : +1-514-924-4445
nancy.german@pwc.ca
www.pwc.ca