ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2009) - HELI-EXPO - Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a Fleet Management Program agreement with Air Methods Corporation of Englewood, Colo., to provide engine support for Air Method's growing fleet of helicopters used for emergency air medical transportation services. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.
The Turboshaft Flex FMP(R) program agreement covers approximately 125 PW200 series engines, plus spares, installed on Air Methods' fleet of Eurocopter EC135, Agusta A109 Power and Bell 429 helicopters for an approximate period of two full overhaul events. P&WC engines covered include PW206B, PW206B2, PW206C and PW207D1 models.
"We are delighted to sign this latest agreement with Air Methods, which was the very first operator to sign up to our Fleet Management Program," said Eva Azoulay, Director of Commercial Services & Support, Customer Service, P&WC. "Our latest contract with this important provider of emergency air medical transport services confirms our customer focus, together with our commitment to technology-readiness in servicing the EMS market."
P&WC's wide range of tailored FMP(R) programs guarantee a customer's operating costs over the long-term life of an aircraft, with maintenance performed to high quality standards at P&WC-owned or designated maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.
As a P&WC-powered customer, Air Methods benefits from the company's global customer support, ranked No. 1 in helicopter engines for the last nine years in a row. Customers can also rely on over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an extensive parts distribution network to deliver unmatched frontline service. With field support representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying.
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.