Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

September 25, 2007 06:00 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Receives Certification for PT6A-67P Engine to Power New Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft

NBAA, ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada for its PT6A-67P engine, selected to power the next-generation Pilatus PC-12 business turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.

A derivative of the popular PT6 family, the PT6A-67P is rated at 1,200 shp (1,824 thermal eshp). It delivers 15 per cent more thermodynamic power to the new PC-12 aircraft for faster climbs and higher cruise speeds.

"We are delighted to work with our long-time customer Pilatus to build on the success of its flagship PC-12 business turboprop with our PT6A-67P engine," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation, P&WC. "The PT6A series continues to lead today as a result of the improvements we inject into these highly dependable engines as well as our excellent customer support."

P&WC has certified close to 70 engine models within the PT6A turboprop series and produced over 35,000 PT6A engines for applications in corporate, utility and agricultural markets around the world. The majority of these engines continue to fly today.

P&WC's global customer support network includes a newly launched Customer First Centre for 24-7 frontline assistance, over 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities, field representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, and advanced diagnostic capabilities.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Que., 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, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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