Evergreen International Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney for PW4056 Maintenance

EAST HARTFORD , Conn., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Evergreen International Airlines Inc., a global cargo operator headquartered in McMinnville, Ore., have signed an engine maintenance agreement for 12 Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines powering three Boeing 747-400 freighters. The agreement is for five years, renewable up to an additional 15 years. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Due to the critical nature of our business we were looking for a maintenance partner that would reliably provide a quality maintenance package coupled with an extensive array of support services," said Brian Bauer, president, Evergreen International Airlines. "We are pleased to have Pratt & Whitney's original equipment manufacturer expertise, and maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions supporting our fleet."

"We are thrilled to be selected to maintain Evergreen's PW4056 engines,"said Jim Keenan, senior vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. "We look forward to continuing and broadening our relationship with Evergreen."

Evergreen International Airlines has been providing global passenger and cargo air services for more than 40 years. Evergreen uses worldwide operating authority and a network of global offices and affiliations to handle customer requirements.

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.

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners