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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Maintenance Contract with Avior Airlines for PT6-powered Beech 1900D Aircraft

May 23, 2007 - 00:00 AM

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(CCNMatthews - May 23, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. has signed a one-year repair and overhaul / exchange engine maintenance contract with Avior Airlines of Barcelona, Venezuela, for its fleet of PT6A-67D-powered Beech 1900D twin-turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

Under the agreement, P&WC will perform PT6A-67D engine overhauls for Avior's fleet of 11 Beechcraft 1900D aircraft, used on scheduled and charter services within Venezuela and the southern Caribbean.

"Avior is a valued customer in South America who is enjoying the benefits of a maintenance solution tailored to their operations," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Service Centres, P&WC. "We look forward to working closely with Avior to provide engine maintenance services for their Beechcraft 1900D that meet their specific needs."

In addition to its innovative engine maintenance programs, 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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Pierre Boisseau


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