Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

September 29, 2010 15:34 ET

Media Advisory: Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches World-Class Flight-Test Facility at Mirabel Aerospace Centre

Federal, provincial and local officials celebrate inauguration of first phase of new centre

MIRABEL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2010) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will launch its global flight test operations hub in the new world-class Mirabel Aerospace Centre. The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, Government of Canada, Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Government of Quebec, Mirabel Mayor Hubert Meilleur and P&WC President John Saabas will join industry and business representatives to mark the opening of the first phase of P&WC's state-of-the-art centre.

The $360-million centre will also later house an assembly and test facility with advanced manufacturing technologies where P&WC will assemble and test the PurePower® PW1524G for the Bombardier CSeries and the PW800 engine family for the next generation of large business jets. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. 

When: Monday, October 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
   
Where: Pratt & Whitney Canada Mirabel Aerospace Centre
  Montreal-Mirabel International Airport
  11,155 Julien-Audette Street, Mirabel, Quebec, J7N 0G6
   
Photo ops: Officials touring facility, Boeing 747SP flight-test aircraft
   
Safety: Flat shoes are required
   
Lunch: A buffet lunch will be available following the event

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, 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., United States, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

Directions:

Take Autoroute 15 North to Exit 35; Follow Autoroute 50 West towards Lachute-Gatineau
Keep left on the ramp towards Lachute-Gatineau
Continue on Autoroute 50 West until you reach the flashing lights
At the flashing lights, turn left on Louis-Bisson Street
Turn right on Irénée-Vachon Street
Turn left on Julien-Audette Street
Continue to the end of the road and turn left for parking

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