NBAA 2008, Orlando, Florida, October 6, 2008 – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Aviall Services, Inc. have signed an agreement under which Aviall will supply new P&WC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) spare parts to JT15D engine clients around the world. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.
"This global distribution agreement with Aviall will allow us to leverage their broad distribution network to continue to support our clients with the world-class customer service they have come to expect from P&WC. It will also allow us to more effectively manage our inventory and supply chain across our entire service centre network," said Maria Della Posta, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "It is part of our ongoing strategy to increase our responsiveness and be No. 1 in customer service."
Aviall Services, the primary subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based Aviall, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), distributes aviation products to aircraft operators, commercial airlines, and general aviation and marine customers. "We are delighted to be joining forces with Pratt & Whitney Canada to deliver world-class spare parts distribution service to JT15D operators," said Paul Fulchino, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Aviall, Inc. Aviall Services will begin providing JT15D spare parts to P&WC customers around the world in the first quarter of 2009.
The JT15D engine family has captured a wide range of aircraft applications, with more than 6,500 engines produced. Members of the engine family are in service with nearly 1,800 operators in 80 countries.
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 offers 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.