FARNBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 19, 2010) - FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW - AgustaWestland selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 engine to power its new AW169 helicopter in the 4.5-ton class. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"AgustaWestland is a long-time P&WC customer that has been at the forefront of helicopter design for decades," said P&WC President John Saabas. "By selecting our PW210 engine, which offers the highest power-to-weight ratio and the lowest fuel burn in this market, AgustaWestland will be able to offer its operators improved payload and range, as well as the most environmentally friendly engine in its class."
The PW210 changed the turboshaft landscape with its low fuel consumption, light weight and compact design. A new-generation engine for singles and intermediate-to-medium twins in the 1,000shp class, the PW210's control system features Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), thus delivering a new standard in ease of operation. ProPilot has ranked Pratt & Whitney Canada number one in customer service for the helicopter market for 10 years in a row.
Pratt & Whitney Canada's relationship with AgustaWestland is in its fifth decade. Since delivery of the first Twinpac engine for the AB412 model helicopter in 1970, AgustaWestland has taken delivery of more than 3,200 Pratt & Whitney Canada engines to power the AW109 Power, AW139, AW119, Grand, Nexus and Grand New model helicopters.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
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 Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.
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 the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada's 24-7 Customer First Centre and a comprehensive network of field support representatives backed by in-house technical experts and an extensive parts distribution network deliver unmatched frontline service to the more than 50,000 P&WC engines flying around the world with more than 10,000 operators.