Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Belgium Engine Center Grand Opening

LIEGE, Belgium, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney celebrated the grand opening of Belgium Engine Center, a military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, Friday in Liege, Belgium. The event was attended by more than 200 dignitaries, visitors and employees. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"With this new state-of-the-art facility, we are able to provide customers in Europe with the highest quality engine services and technical support," said Tom Farmer, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. "We value and respect the relationships Belgium Engine Center employees have built with their customers, and we look forward to building on their legacy of world-class service and customer support."

Pratt & Whitney acquired the Belgium Engine Center, formerly Techspace Aero, in July 2008. The new Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center occupies a new state of the art facility that opened in January 2008 and offers complete MRO services for the F100-PW-100, -200, -220, and -220E engines, as well as key components of the -229 engine.

"I am extremely excited about the future of the Belgium Engine Center," said Thierry Chantraine, general manager, Pratt & Whitney Belgium Engine Center. "The knowledge and established credibility of the Belgium Engine Center employees combined with the technical expertise of Pratt & Whitney will ensure we provide our customers with the absolute highest level of quality and service."

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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