Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada

February 25, 2008 11:00 ET

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs Maintenance Contract With ERA Helicopters

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2008) - HELI-EXPO - Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a Fleet Management Program contract with ERA Helicopters of Los Angeles to provide engine support for its fleet of Agusta 119 Koala helicopters. The agreement covers ERA's 26 installed and three spare PT6B-37A engines over a period of 11 years. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.

"We are delighted to be able to offer a cost-effective and 'no surprise' maintenance program to ERA, a major provider of personnel transport services to oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico," said Eva Azoulay, Commercial Director of P&WC's Service Centres organization. "These are very challenging operating conditions that demand an innovative solution, like our Fleet Management Program, to effectively meet maintenance needs."

P&WC, a pioneer in Fleet Management Programs, offers a range of plans that guarantees a customer's operating costs over the long-term life of the aircraft. Moreover, maintenance is performed to high quality standards at P&WC-owned or designated maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.

As a P&WC-powered customer, ERA 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 support 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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