HELITECH, DUXFORD, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, has signed a new 10-year Fleet Management Program (FMP(R)) agreement with the Netherlands Police Agency KLPD (Korps landelijke politiediensten) to provide comprehensive maintenance support for P&WC engines installed on its fleet of Eurocopter EC135 and AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
The agreement covers 12 PW206B2 engines installed on KLPD's six EC135P2 helicopters and four PT6-67C engines powering its two new AW139 medium twin helicopters.
"We are delighted to be supporting the KLPD in its vital mission through P&WC's industry leading FMP(R) program," said Clemens Linden, General Manager of P&WC CSC Europe GmbH. "The growing fleet of this organization reflects the increasing popularity of P&WC-powered helicopters in Europe in the emergency & rescue services and paramilitary sectors. We are fully committed to providing exceptional maintenance support to all our customers in these important areas."
The KLPD, which ordered two new AW139 helicopters last year, is responsible for law enforcement and homeland security in The Netherlands.
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.