Pratt & Whitney Acquires Techspace Aero Military Aftermarket Services

FARNBOROUGH, England , July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has acquired the military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business, to be named the Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center, from Techspace Aero of Liege, Belgium , a majority owned company of Safran Group. The Belgium Engine Center will offer complete MRO services for the F100-PW-100, -200, -220, and -220E engines, as well as key components of the -229 engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"The Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center is our first military MRO facility in Europe ," said Tom Farmer , president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. "We look forward to providing our customers in this region with the highest quality services and technical support as we do for our customers around the world."

The new Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center occupies a new state of the art facility opened in January 2008 . Pratt & Whitney completed the acquisition of the Belgium Engine Center in early July and will take over operations immediately.

Pratt & Whitney military engines include the F100 family that powers the F-15 and F-16, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II, the F117 for the C-17 Globemaster III, the J52 for the EA-6B Prowler, the TF33 powering AWACS/Joint STARS/B-52/KC-135 aircraft, and TF30 for the F-111. In addition, Pratt & Whitney offers a global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and military aftermarket services (MAS) focused on maintaining engine readiness for our customers.

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.

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