Pratt & Whitney Global Material Solutions and United Services Sign MRO Agreement

SHANGHAI , China, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney and United Services signed a service agreement to offer new Global Material Solutions parts to United Services' third-party engine maintenance customers. The Global Material Solutions (GMS) parts portfolio includes 48 interchangeable life-limited and gas-path replacement parts for the CFM56-3 engine. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"We recognized the value of GMS parts for our airline and saw value in extending the same competitive advantage to our United Services engine maintenance customers," said Bill Norman, Senior Vice President, United Services.

"We are pleased to have United Services as the newest Global Material Solutions customer and the first engine maintenance service provider," said Matthew Bromberg, vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney GMS. "We are confident their customers will agree that the value of new GMS parts is the best choice for their CFM56-3 engine."

Global Material Solutions is an industry-revolutionizing initiative delivering Pratt & Whitney OEM-quality life-limited and gas-path parts for the CFM56-3 engine at a competitive price. The business' airline customers include United Airlines, and an undisclosed airline in China. The first new part, the HPT shroud, was certified and delivered in July 2007 and all 48 new parts are expected to be certified and enter service in 2008.

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., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney