New Engine Exchange Program Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to Engine Overhaul
HELI-EXPO, DALLAS, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today at Helicopter Association International's HELI-EXPO 2012 that it has introduced an engine exchange program for its PW206B2 model. Additional PW200 models will become part of this program based on market demand. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
The program provides the operator the convenient option of purchasing a zero-timed, overhauled engine to replace their in-service engine which is coming due for overhaul.
"For certain types of operators, this engine exchange program is a cost-effective alternative to the option of overhauling their engine by reducing the logistics involved," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "The major benefit to the operator is not having to deploy a rental engine while the overhaul is completed. It also means that the price will be established up front to allow for improved financial planning," added Virgili. The engine exchange program is being offered through the P&WC Customer Service Network.
Come and see us at HELI-EXPO 2012, booth number 3317. Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth to speak with a customer service representative.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and 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 close to 600 million hours in the air, are the industry 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 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,200 operators in 200 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 more than 120,000 contacts every year.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC 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.