Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Covington Aircraft Designated Overhaul Facility for PT6A Engine Series

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has awarded Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization to Covington Aircraft Engines Inc. for the repair and overhaul of the P&WC PT6A engine series. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

Covington, based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was formerly a P&WC Agricultural Service Centre for PT6A engines used in agricultural applications. As a DDOF, it will now expand its service offering to cover a wider range of PT6A engines across other markets.

"Over the course of our 16-year relationship, Covington has built a solid reputation for outstanding customer service in the agricultural market, which we are confident it will establish in other markets," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service at Pratt &Whitney Canada. "Today's announcement is part of Pratt &Whitney Canada's continuing effort to enhance the support services we provide our engine customers."

P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying. It now counts more than 10,000 operators around the world, with new-generation engines, green technology, and unmatched support. Customers can rely on more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an extensive parts distribution network to deliver unmatched frontline service.

In addition, the company has field support representatives on all continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry.

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, based in Hartford, Conn., United States, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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