EBACE - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint-venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines, has appointed Altenrhein Aviation Ltd, located at St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (Switzerland), as a Recognized Maintenance Facility to provide maintenance support for PT6A, JT15D and PW300 series engines. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.
"This agreement with Altenrhein Aviation Ltd underscores the growing presence of our Recognized Maintenance Facilities in Europe and elsewhere in the world," said Geoffrey Corbeil, General Manager of P&WC CSC Europe GmbH. "This initiative complements P&WC's support structure in Europe, namely our parts distribution centre located in Amsterdam and the Mobile Repair Team rapid dispatch.
Altenrhein Aviation Ltd is an EASA Part-145 Aircraft Maintenance Facility, supporting a wide range of general aviation, business and regional aircraft.
P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world - demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with new-generation, green engines and unmatched support. Customers can rely on over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a 24/7 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.