HELI-EXPO, ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2011) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is inviting owners, operators and maintenance personnel of its PW200, PT6B, PT6C and PT6C-67C turboshaft engines to attend special Maintenance & Overhaul (M&O) sessions during Heli-Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, March 6. P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney, which is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
"This activity is part of our global "Customer Reach Out" initiative and will provide a unique opportunity for our turboshaft customers to meet with senior leadership teams responsible for their engine families," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "We will offer one-hour sessions dedicated to PW200, PT6 and PT6C-67C engines. During that time, we will provide updates on the latest news on P&WC support initiatives, offer insights into P&WC maintenance recommendations and answer customer questions."
The scheduled M&O sessions on Sunday, March 6 are as follows:
For specific details on P&WC's event initiatives, visit P&WC's website at http://www.pwc.ca/en/service-support/service-support.
P&WC and the helicopter industry
Since the 1970s, P&WC has produced more than 12,000 engines for the helicopter market, accumulating more than 43 million flying hours. The company has certified 31 models for more than 25 applications and engines destined for the helicopter industry.
We continue to make significant investment in our market-leading PW200 and PT6 turboshaft family of engines. Our outlook remains strong with the entry into service of new models such as the PW210S (powering the Sikorsky S76D), the PW210A (powering the AgustaWestland AW169) and the PT6C-67E (powering the Eurocopter EC175). We continue to direct our R&D investments towards customer-driven initiatives that target outstanding performance and reliability, optimal power-to-weight ratio, fuel burn, operating economics and environmental performance.
Our latest engine, the PW210, has a compact light-weight architecture that is designed to deliver a step change in power-to-weight ratio and fuel consumption, providing excellent range and payload economics.
Come see us at Heli-Expo: Booth 421, Orange County Convention Center
Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth (421) to speak with a customer service representative.
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 the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada is firmly committed to ensuring its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 47,000 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.
P&WC 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 more than 100,000 contacts every year.
Based in Longueuil, 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.