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Pratt & Whitney Canada

July 22, 2016 09:41 ET

From Innovation to Celebration: Pratt & Whitney Canada to have Strong Presence at the World's Largest Event for Aviation Enthusiasts: EAA AirVenture 2016

OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN--(Marketwired - July 22, 2016) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will have a strong presence at EAA AirVenture 2016, the largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the world. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"We're delighted to show our support and gratitude to the enthusiast community attending EAA AirVenture 2016," said Denis Parisien, Vice President, Marketing, General Aviation, P&WC. "EAA AirVenture is an event we look forward to every year as a venue to share the latest PT6A news, reconnect with old friends, as well as make new ones. This year we have many exciting new innovations, program offerings and updates to share with PT6A customers and fans."

Highlights of P&WC's presence at the 2016 AirVenture include:

  • Promotion of Epic's World Tour kicked off in St. Hubert, Quebec and crowned at this year's EAA AirVenture. Follow Epic details at www.PT6Nation.com.
  • Promotion of an overseas flight that carried P&WC President John Saabas aboard a single-engine PT6A-powered TBM930 from Farnborough, UK, to St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada, on July 15 and 16 - with a few stops along the way. Follow the journey on www.PT6Nation.com.
  • The selection of the PT6A-140 series engines by multiple aircraft manufacturers and converters. P&WC's PT6A-140 series engines raise the bar by setting new industry benchmarks for performance and efficiency in the utility and agricultural segments. It is the most powerful and reliable engine in its class and delivers 5% lower specific fuel consumption.
  • A special event to mark the delivery of the 1,400th Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (PT6A-67P engine) and the 20th anniversary of the creation of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd (Pilbal) in Broomfield, Colorado. Pilbal provides finishing (interior and exterior livery) to 70% of Pilatus aircraft and conducts the marketing, sales and servicing activities for Pilatus in North and South America.
  • News around P&WC's innovative Oil Analysis Technology Program as it continues to build momentum as a next-generation on-wing monitoring solution for preventive maintenance - including a call out to PT6A customers to join the customer trial as "early adopters" of the technology in its final stages of development.
  • A PT6A seminar to take place on Friday, July 29, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at Forum 3. The seminar will provide insight into the PT6A engine design, operation and maintenance.
  • PT6A vision, customer service and pilot testimonials featured in the EAA AirVenture Show Daily publications and throughout P&WC's social media channels.
  • P&WC onsite at Hangar B at EAA AirVenture: P&WC engine and aftermarket experts will be available throughout the event to answer questions from customers and other show participants. Two PT6A engine cut-aways will be on display.

"It is part of the culture at P&WC to constantly push to make the best even better and we continue to invest in new engine technologies and customer service programs for the PT6A engine," said Parisien. "From reducing pilot workload and streamlining engine installation, through the development of an integrated electronic engine and propeller control and a 2000+ SHP thermal engine for the next generation, the needs of the general aviation community are always top of mind. As a result, new innovations are always on our drawing boards."

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.

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