HELITECH - Duxford, UK, October 3, 2007 - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH today signed a Fleet Management Program agreement with Sloane Helicopters Ltd. to maintain PW206C and PW207C engines. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies (NYSE : UTX) company.
"We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Sloane through our Fleet Management Program (FMP®), a plan that offers very attractive cost guarantee protection to operators," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Service Centres, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). "Providing innovative solutions is our business, and we are committed to working with operators to help them better manage their maintenance needs.
"Under the FMP®, P&WC Customer Service Centre Europe, a joint venture of P&WC and MTU of Germany, will provide Sloane Helicopters with comprehensive engine maintenance coverage for its growing fleet of both company-owned and client helicopters.
"We see this as a major step forward in providing our customers with advanced engine maintenance management," said Jeremy Awenat, Managing Director of Sloane Helicopters, which also is the distributor of AgustaWestland civil aviation products in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. "P&WC's FMP® helps us add value for the customer by offering more competitive maintenance costs and improved aircraft availability."
In addition to innovative engine maintenance programs, P&WC's global customer support comprises over 30 P&WC-owned and designated service facilities, a recently launched Customer First Centre for 24-7 frontline assistance, field representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, and advanced diagnostic capabilities.
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.