Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

May 20, 2008 07:00 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces Groundbreaking Maintenance Agreement with Russia's Dexter Air Taxi

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH has signed a Fleet Management Program agreement with Russia's Dexter Air Taxi to maintain eight PT6A-67P engines powering Dexter's growing fleet of Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

"The agreement with Dexter represents our first-ever Fleet Management Program with a P&WC engine operator in Russia and underscores its growing popularity worldwide," said Geoffrey Corbeil, general manager of P&WC Customer Service Centre Europe, a joint venture between P&WC and MTU of Germany. "We are delighted to support Dexter with a plan that helps them effectively manage their engine maintenance expenses, while offering cost guarantee protection."

Dexter offers point-to-point travel within a 1,000-kilometre radius of the departure point. The company, which received certification for international transportation earlier this year, plans to start making flights to Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the North Caucasus region and to other former Soviet republics. It also aims to expand its fleet of single-engine Pilatus PC-12 passenger and cargo aircraft to 13 planes by the end of 2008.

In addition to innovative engine maintenance programs, P&WC's global customer support comprises a benchmark 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, 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., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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