Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

May 12, 2009 09:01 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Aero-Dienst Recognized Maintenance Facility

EBACE - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint-venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance, has appointed Aero-Dienst GmbH & Co. KG of Nuremberg, Germany, as a Recognized Maintenance Facility to provide maintenance support for PT6A , JT15D and PW300 series engines. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

"In complement to P&WC's Amsterdam parts distribution centre, which increased parts availability in the region and reduced delivery time by over 50 per cent, we are continuing to build on our global customer support in Europe with the welcome addition of Aero-Dienst as a Recognized Maintenance Facility," said Geoffrey Corbeil, General Manager of P&WC CSC Europe GmbH.

As an internationally approved maintenance organization according to EASA/FAR Part-145, Aero-Dienst serves customers from all over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the U.S. and Southeast Asia in hangars at Nuremberg Airport in Germany.

"Aero-Dienst has been working with Pratt & Whitney Canada for over 40 years," said Martin Bauer, CEO of Aero-Dienst. "We are delighted to continue providing reliable high quality support in cooperation with P&WC going forward."

P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world - demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with new-generation green engines and unmatched support. Customers can rely on over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an extensive parts distribution network to deliver unmatched frontline service. With field support representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying.

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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