OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN -- (Marketwire - July 23, 2012) - EAA AIRVENTURE - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a five-year agreement with Calgary-based operator Kenn Borek Air Ltd. This contract covers the upgrade of the renowned Viking Twin Otter DHC-6 aircraft with the installation of new PT6A-27 and PT6A-34 engines. The rejuvenation of these sought-after aircraft will provide operators significant performance improvements. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We are extremely pleased to provide another way for customers to keep their Twin Otter aircraft flying. Today's announcement provides Kenn Borek Air and operators the opportunity to install new PT6A engines for both upgrade and renewal of their fleets. This agreement also includes a new engine warranty as well as full access to P&WC's top-rated worldwide engine support at all times. Our knowledge of the industry, along with the reliability and flexibility of our products enable us to continually deliver the highest value to our customers," said Denis Parisien, Vice-President, General Aviation, P&WC.
"The PT6 family of engines powers our entire fleet of nearly 50 aircraft. Kenn Borek Air has earned a reputation for consistent reliability in many different operating environments around the world, and the P&WC engines are one of the reasons we have been able to achieve that," added John Harmer, President, Kenn Borek Air. "In addition to supporting our own flight operations and aircraft dry leases to third party operators, we have been responding to increased requests from other turboprop operators for third party aircraft refurbishment, upgrading, and aircraft maintenance services. We are very pleased this agreement with P&WC will allow our Approved Maintenance Organisation to provide even better service and support to our many clients," concluded Harmer.
About Kenn Borek Air
Founded in 1970, Kenn Borek Air operates one of the largest Twin Otter fleets in the world. The company owns a full service overhaul maintenance hangar in Calgary with routine maintenance anywhere in the world.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 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 10,000 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.
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.