ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2009) - HELI-EXPO - Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a five-year contract with Canadian heli-skiing leader Alpine Helicopters of Kelowna, British Columbia, for the repair and overhaul of 20 PT6T-3B Twin-Pac(R) engines, plus spares, installed on Alpine's fleet of Bell 212 helicopters. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.
Alpine Helicopters operates helicopters for heli-skiing and heli-hiking adventures, as well as firefighting services in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
"Alpine is a long-standing customer of ours and we are delighted that they have renewed a time and material R&O contract for their fleet of Bell 212 helicopters," said Eva Azoulay, Director of Commercial Services & Support, Customer Service, P&WC.
As a P&WC-powered customer, Alpine Helicopters 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.