Great Wall Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners for Fleet Maintenance

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Chinese cargo carrier Great Wall Airlines signed a seven-year Fleet Management Program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. The agreement covers three Boeing 747-400 freighters powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94" engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"We are looking forward to working more closely with Pratt & Whitney, which we believe can bring us more customer value," said Tan Kai Ping, president, Great Wall Airlines.

Based at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Great Wall Airlines is a joint venture company among Beijing Aerospace Satellite Applications Corporation, Singapore Airlines Cargo and Dahlia Investments. Great Wall Airlines' network covers major cargo hubs in Amsterdam, Manchester, Dubai, Incheon, Seattle and Chicago.

"We appreciate Great Wall Airlines' decision to choose Pratt & Whitney as its exclusive service provider," said Jim Keenan, senior vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. "Pratt & Whitney's world-class engine manufacturing and aftermarket services help customers achieve smooth operation and fast growth."

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. 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.

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