Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

July 14, 2008 11:15 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Atlantic Turbines as New Designated Overhaul Facility in Europe for PW307/308 Engines

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has appointed Atlantic Turbines International Inc. (ATI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, as a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for its PW307A, PW308A and PW308C engines. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

Under this agreement, ATI will perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) on the PW307/308 engine models at its facility in Fleetlands, Gosport, England. The PW307A powers Dassault Aviation's Falcon 7X corporate jet, the PW308A powers Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's Hawker 4000 and the PW308C powers Dassault Aviation's 2000EX.

"Our PW307/308 engine customers in Europe will greatly benefit from this new MRO agreement. ATI, already a DOF for the PT6, PW100 and JT15D engine families, has a long-standing history of successful collaboration with P&WC," said Maria Della Posta, vice president Customer Support, P&WC. "With these kinds of appointments, we are continuing to bring our services closer to our customers to respond more rapidly to their needs and keep their fleets flying."

"We share with P&WC a service-first philosophy that is of great importance to aircraft owners, to aircraft manufacturers and to us," said Brian Thompson, ATI's President. "We are pleased to expand our long and successful relationship with P&WC."

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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