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Pratt & Whitney Canada Offers Altair Data Transmission Units on Four Business Jets

Sep 24, 2007 - 00:00 AM

NBAA, ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada now offers Altair Avionics data transmission units for installation on the Cessna XL/XLS, Cessna 680 Sovereign, Gulfstream G200 and Dassault Falcon 2000EX business aircraft, following recent Supplemental Type Certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

"Our engine diagnostic systems are key market differentiators that reinforce P&WC's position as a global aerospace leader," said Doug Thompson, General Manager of Altair, a major supplier of aerospace engine electronic monitoring systems and an integral part of P&WC's service centre network. "We are very pleased with these certifications, which now allow us to deliver additional value to customers with advanced data transmission technology."

Altair's data transmission unit (DTU) is a critical component of the on-board engine performance monitoring system. The DTU captures engine health data and transmits it wirelessly through the cellular network for analysis using a dedicated web tool. Engine parameters, such as temperature, fuel flow and speed, can be captured after every flight, allowing for earlier analysis and better planning of maintenance needs and costs.

"The DTU saves time and money for operators, and reduces technician and pilot workload by eliminating the need to manually download key engine performance information," explained Thompson. "We believe our diagnostic systems set us apart from the competition by helping operators better manage their maintenance and ultimately improve aircraft availability."

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Que., 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
Diana Colby
Trade Media
450-647-4111
diana.colby@pwc.ca

or

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jean-Daniel Hamelin
General Press
450-647-7391
jean-daniel.hamelin@pwc.ca
www.pwc.ca