DUBAI AIR SHOW, DUBAI, UAE--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, has signed a four-year Fleet Management Program(TM)(FMP)(R) agreement with Falcon Aviation Services LLC (FAS) of Abu Dhabi to provide comprehensive maintenance support for PT6T-3DF Twin-Pac(R) engines installed on FAS's fleet of Bell 412 EP helicopters. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
The FMP agreement covers 10 PT6T-3DF Twin-Pac engines and one spare engine on a Term Cost Plan (TCP) providing tailored comprehensive maintenance services.
"We look forward to providing our first-class maintenance support to FAS for its growing helicopter fleet serving the Gulf Region," said Clemens Linden, General Manager of P&WC CSC Europe GmbH. "Our FMP agreement has been specifically tailored to FAS's mission profile and will allow the company to control its direct engine operating costs while providing cash flow stability."
FAS's operations provide offshore oilfield support, charter and air taxi services throughout the United Arab Emirates using a modern fleet of helicopters and corporate jets.
P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world - demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with new-generation, green engines and unmatched support. Customers can rely on over 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.
With field support representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying.
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., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.