Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

April 16, 2008 12:00 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Los Angeles County Fire Department Sign Engine Maintenance Contract

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) signed a three-year engine repair and overhaul contract with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to support its fleet of P&WC-powered Bell 412 helicopters. P&WC is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

Under the agreement, P&WC will provide engine maintenance for six installed PT6T-3D engines and two spares, used in firefighting, EMS transport, and search and rescue operations.

"The L.A. County Fire Department is a highly respected organization that was instrumental in the recent firefighting efforts in Los Angeles," said Eva Azoulay, Commercial Director of P&WC's Service Centres organization. "We are very proud to be supporting the L.A. County Fire Department in these critical roles."

As a P&WC-powered customer, the L.A. County Fire Department also benefits from the company's global customer support, ranked No. 1 in helicopter engines for the last eight years in a row. P&WC is committed to providing customers with world-class support that surpasses expectations. This commitment is backed by over one-half billion hours of in-service experience and one of the most extensive networks in the industry, including over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a new Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an expanded 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, 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 offers 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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