Pratt & Whitney Canada Launches Global Flight Test Operations Facility

The Mirabel Aerospace Centre will support flight testing for the complete range of Pratt & Whitney engines, including turboprops and turbofans up to 90,000 pounds of thrust.

"We thank the governments of Canada and Quebec for recognizing the importance of the aerospace industry," added Saabas.

In line with P&WC's commitment to sustainable development, the Mirabel Aerospace Centre is designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards. It is equipped with a wall to absorb and store solar energy as well as an energy-efficient lighting system that maximizes the use of natural light. The engines assembled and tested in Mirabel will feature the most advanced green technologies available today, providing significant reductions in fuel burn, environmental emissions and engine noise.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

Every second, a Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada's engines, with more than 500 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. Pratt & Whitney Canada's 24-7 Customer First Centre and a comprehensive network of field support representatives backed by in-house technical experts and an extensive parts distribution network deliver unmatched frontline service to the more than 50,000 P&WC engines flying around the world with more than 10,000 operators.

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