Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners to Expand JT8D Repair Network with ITR-Turborreactores

LONDON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MRO EUROPE -- Pratt & Whitney and ITR-Turborreactores, S.A. de CV (an ITP Group Company) have signed an agreement to establish ITR's Queretaro, Mexico, facility as a Designated Service Provider (DSP) Center of Excellence for JT8D component repair. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

ITR's 156,700-square-meter (1,686,704-square-foot) facility currently offers a comprehensive repair services portfolio for JT8D-STD and JT8D-200 engines and a variety of engine component repairs. Under the agreement, ITR will also have the capability to perform comprehensive Compressor Vane Repairs on JT8D Stator Vanes.

"This agreement further increases ITR's world-class MRO capabilities and confirms our position as the largest independent MRO provider for the JT8D market," said ITR Chief Executive Officer Emilio Otero.

"Expanding ITR's JT8D part repair capabilities allows Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners to maintain a high customer support level while introducing innovative offerings for our legacy fleets," said Tom Hutton, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president.

ITR is a recognized leader in the aerospace industry, offering comprehensive capabilities in the areas of engine maintenance and repair, specialty manufacturing and technical design and development for a variety of gas turbine engines.

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI.  Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward-looking statements include changes in the health of the global economy, changes in end market demand in the commercial aerospace industry, fluctuation in commodity prices, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates. For information identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see United Technologies' 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the SEC.

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