CHANGI, SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2012) - SINGAPORE AIR SHOW - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced it has signed an Engine Fleet Enhancement Program (FEP) agreement with Air New Zealand. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
P&WC's FEP, where a new engine is exchanged for a time-expired core engine, will be conducted to install over 60 PT6A-67D and PW127M engines powering Beech 1900D and ATR72-500 aircraft respectively. The aircraft are part of the fleets operated by Air New Zealand regional subsidiaries, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airline.
"For operators like Air New Zealand, a Fleet Enhancement Program is a great alternative to overhauling high-time engines," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "The program provides factory-fresh engines that feature the latest in technology, a new-engine factory warranty program, new life-limited components and increased resale value."
"With a FEP there is also the additional benefit of not having to deploy rental engines while overhauls are completed," said Virgili. "A Fleet Enhancement Program can bring added value to operators with high-time, high-cycle engines that are coming due for overhaul."
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in http://www.pwc.ca/en/about/history">1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with close to 600 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. P&WC is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.
There are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,200 operators in 200 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.
P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level with its Customer First Centre (CFirst). CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles more than 120,000 contacts every year.
Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.