LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Award for Engine OEM of the Year. The award category is for engines below 20,000 pounds of thrust used in the general, business and regional aviation sectors. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan's research, which takes a holistic view of engine manufacturing and related support services across all countries in the Asia Pacific region, and is focused on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (SEA) Pte. Ltd. Operation located in Singapore. P&WC in Singapore offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services for customers in the Asia Pacific region who fly with PT6A, PT6B, PT6T and PW100 engines. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Frost & Sullivan praised P&WC for its continuous investment of millions of dollars annually to ensure that its engines and support services are environmentally sound. The research company said that long before the fuel crisis, P&WC had been advancing green programs through the implementation of innovative technologies to optimize fuel consumption and minimize carbon emissions, noise levels and weight.
"Such recognition from a prestigious firm like Frost & Sullivan is a welcome endorsement of the efforts we make to deliver excellence to our customers on all levels," said Maria Valerio, P&WC Vice President, Service Operations. "This is the second consecutive year that our Singapore MRO operation has been singled out for recognition by Frost & Sullivan; last year we received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Award for MRO Centre of the Year."
"We have been serving our customers in the Asia Pacific region for the past quarter century, and it's most gratifying for our employees to once again be singled out for their hard work, dedication and commitment to serving customers," said Aaron Tan, General Manager, Service Centres, Asia Pacific, for Pratt & Whitney Canada (SEA) Pte. Ltd. "We are delighted with Frost & Sullivan's recognition of the reputation we have built for providing our customers with dependable engines and industry-leading aftermarket support."
According to Frost & Sullivan's Senior Consultant for Aerospace & Defense Practice, Asia Pacific, Cheong Chern Wai: "P&WC's wide-ranging family of engines continues to be a testament to providing the best value to customers, maintaining high quality and reliability while keeping maintenance costs low. Understanding the changing industry dynamics and challenges, P&WC continues to lead the regional and business aircraft engine market in implementing innovative technologies to meet the increasing demand for environmentally friendly engines. P&WC's continuous efforts to improve its solutions provide a strong foundation of confidence and trust among its customers."
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About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928 and now a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable high-technology engines. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are a benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. P&WC 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.
P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level with its Customer First Centre (CFirst). CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles an average of 100,000 contacts every year.
Based in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.