MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a multi-year Fleet Management Program® (FMP® Program) contract with Aramco Associated Company (AAC), an affiliate of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Under the terms of the contract, P&WC will provide engine support for the Saudi Aramco-operated AgustaWestland AW139 fleet based in Saudi Arabia. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
The FMP® Program's Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan contract covers PT6 engines over the term of the agreement.
"We are delighted to sign this agreement," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, "and look forward to providing full support for this new fleet of AW139s."
Saudi Aramco is one of the world's largest oil companies and manages the world's largest proven conventional crude oil reserves.
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 a 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.