BERLIN AIR SHOW - Berlin, Germany, June 10, 2010 - Today, Martinair signed a three-year agreement to continue the EcoPower(r) engine wash service with Pratt & Whitney. The agreement also makes Martinair a member of Pratt & Whitney's line maintenance supplier network, enhancing Pratt & Whitney's line maintenance capabilities at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
As part of the agreement, Pratt & Whitney plans to use Martinair's line maintenance capabilities as the preferred provider for designated services in Amsterdam for the PW4000 engine.
"We are pleased to extend our EcoPower(r) engine wash and line maintenance services agreement with Pratt & Whitney because the program helps us reduce our fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in a cost effective manner," said Peter van der Horst, vice president of Maintenance and Engineering, Martinair. "As the largest PW4000 engine operator in Europe, Martinair is uniquely positioned to provide line maintenance services as part of the Pratt & Whitney network."
"EcoPower engine wash and line maintenance services have helped keep Martinair's engines on wing longer while reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions," said Joanne Hastings, director, Line Maintenance Services, Pratt & Whitney. "We welcome Martinair to our expanding supplier network that strengthens Pratt & Whitney's broad service capabilities across the globe."
Martinair, based in Amsterdam, operates passenger and cargo services to more than 50 destinations around the world.
Pratt & Whitney launched the EcoPower engine wash service business in late 2004 and to date has completed more than 12,500 washes on 53 engine models for more than 95 customers in 83 locations. Pratt & Whitney's exclusive EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2 percent, eliminating approximately three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature and thus increasing the time an engine can stay on-wing.
The EcoPower system, offered through the Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners network, uses a closed-loop system with pure atomized water to wash aircraft engines, thereby avoiding potential contaminant runoff.
This system is more effective and much faster than traditional engine washing processes.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFM International. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers with improved engine performance and increased asset value through a portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally friendly on-wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs, and new and repaired parts.
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.
EcoPower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corporation.