Pratt & Whitney Wins US$130 Million PW4000 Engine Order from Uzbekistan Airways

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Uzbekistan Airways has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94" engines to power an order for new Boeing 767 aircraft in a deal valued at more than US$130 million. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the Uzbekistan government, includes installed engines for four firm Boeing 767 aircraft and one spare engine. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"We are delighted to have the performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions of the PW4000 engine for our new Boeing 767 aircraft," said Gennady Kharlap, Deputy General Director of Uzbekistan Airways. "As we continue to grow our fleet, it is important to have the dependable products and world-class service that Pratt & Whitney delivers day in and day out."

Uzbekistan Airways currently operates Pratt & Whitney-powered 757, 767 and A310 aircraft. Deliveries for the new PW4000-94" engines are planned to begin in 2013.

"The PW4000-94" engine brings the right combination of performance and value for the Boeing 767 and we are excited to deliver that value to Uzbekistan Airways," said Todd Kallman, president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "The proven reliability of the PW4000 makes it the engine of choice for the Boeing 767."

Pratt & Whitney has over 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney is a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is FAR 33 certified for the new Airbus A380.

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 building industries.

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