AAS 2006, Singapore, February 22, 2006 -- Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed an exclusive five-year agreement with ATR to maintain engines for Air Deccan's fleet of ATR 42 and ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.
The agreement will provide engine maintenance and accessory coverage for Air Deccan's fleet of PW127 and PW121 engines. The contract includes Air Deccan's 2005 order for 30 ATR72-500s, some of which have been delivered already.
P&WC will establish Hot Section Inspection (HSI) capability in India by year-end to support Air Deccan's fleet and the growing number of commercial and corporate operators in India. "This investment reflects our firm commitment to support our growing customer base in this region," says Claude Lachapelle, Commercial Director, P&WC Service Centres. "We expect to have more than 500 P&WC engines in India by 2008."
P&WC, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in aviation engines powering business and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications. P&WC's operations and service network span the globe. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.