ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2010) - NBAA - NetJets Inc. announced today that it will order up to 125 Embraer Phenom 300 platinum edition executive jets powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW535E engines. The agreement between Embraer and NetJets includes engines for 50 firm and 75 option aircraft. As with all of NetJets' P&WC-powered fleet, the engines will be covered under P&WC's comprehensive Fleet Management Program. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013. The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Association's 63rd annual meeting and convention (NBAA) in Atlanta, Georgia. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"We are delighted to continue to support our long-time customer NetJets," said John Saabas, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "The PW535E is part of a family of engines that has proven itself in extensive fractional operation, providing the outstanding reliability, durability and operating economics our customers have come to expect from us."
The PW535E engine, part of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW500 family of engines, is the exclusive power for the Embraer Phenom 300 platinum edition mid-sized executive jet. The PW535E model meets the high demands of the fractional ownership market with specifically adapted maintenance intervals, easy on-wing maintenance features, and excellent operating economics.
The PW500 turbofan engine family provides dependable power for light to mid-size jets. The PW500 family is comprised of 3 engine series and 7 models, ranging from 2,900 to 4,500 pounds thrust, with more than 2,800 engines produced having accumulated over 7.5 million flight hours.
Pratt & Whitney Canada customers are supported by the company's industry-leading global customer support network. The largest, most comprehensive service network specifically designed for the business aviation market includes more than 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities around the world, more than 100 field support representatives on all major continents, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for rapid expert support, the most advanced diagnostic capabilities for this market and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928 and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are an industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 50,000 engines in service on over 25,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 198 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has been taking front-line services to the next level ever since it launched its Customer First Centre (CFirst) in 2007. CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles an average 100,000 contacts every year.
Based in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.