Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

November 12, 2007 09:25 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a Proud Provider in the Airbus A380 Program

Airbus A380 visits Montreal-Trudeau airport today

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) salutes today the first flight to Montreal of the world's largest commercial passenger jet, the Airbus A380. P&WC provides pneumatic and electrical power for the new aircraft with the PW980A auxiliary power unit, designed and manufactured in Longueuil, Que. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

The Airbus A380 began commercial daily service last month between Singapore's Changi Airport and Australia's Sydney Airport, equipped with the Quebec-built APU. The PW980A, which is the most powerful APU in commercial service, is performing flawlessly and accumulating several hours of operation each day.

The PW980A, rated at over 1,800 horsepower, sets new standards for reduced noise and emissions. It incorporates the latest technology advances in areas such as materials and engine controls to offer levels of dependability, durability and efficiency expected by major airlines. Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies company, also collaborated on the program.

"The reputation of the PW900 series APUs as an industry benchmark was a key factor in the selection of P&WC to develop the APU for the Airbus A380," said Keyvan Fard, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, P&WC.

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.

Contact Information