Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A Engine Powering Dassault Falcon 7X Certified by EASA

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.'s new PW307A engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.


LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 12, 2007) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.'s new PW307A engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to power the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet. This achievement marks the final step in the PW307A certification process. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"This is great news and a major milestone for Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Falcon 7X," said Michael Perodeau, Vice President, Corporate Aviation, P&WC. "The Falcon 7X is the first three-engine and longest-range business jet we have ever powered, and we are very pleased with the success of the program."

P&WC is responsible for the Falcon 7X integrated power plant system, which includes three PW307A engines and their nacelle systems. The 6,400-lb-thrust PW307A engine incorporates a number of advanced technologies, including: an advanced shock-management fan for increased flow capacity; powdered-metal high-pressure turbine disks for improved efficiency; and a TALONTM low-emissions combustor. The engine is designed and built to deliver a high thrust-to-weight ratio, low ownership costs, competitive fuel consumption and excellent reliability.

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.

For more information on Pratt & Whitney Canada visit www.pwc.ca/

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