Pratt & Whitney Canada to Invest $1 Billion in Research & Development Over Five Years

R & D to develop the next generation of high-performance aircraft engines; currently recruiting more than 200 engineers.


Phase II of the Mirabel Aerospace Centre, already underway and scheduled for completion in spring 2011, includes construction of a highly advanced facility where P&WC will assemble and test the PurePower(R) PW1524G for the Bombardier CSeries and the PW800 engine family for the next generation of large business jets.

On October 29, P&WC and its partners inaugurated the Global Aerospace Center for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) in Thompson, Manitoba. The most advanced facility of its kind, GLACIER will specialize in ice tests for aerospace engine certification programs.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

There are currently more than 50,000 engines in service on over 25,000 aircraft operated by some 10,000 operators in 198 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.

Based in Longueuil, Quebec, Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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