Following a milestone year, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) proudly introduces ESP® PurePower® PW800, the most comprehensive service plan for the business aviation market. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).
In addition to Gulfstream's selection of the PurePower® PW800 engine family for its new G500 and G600 ultra-long-range business jets and the successful first flight of the G500 aircraft, P&WC also received type certification for the PW814GA and PW815GA engines, adding to the achievements of the last twelve months.
ESP PurePower PW800 is a new leading-edge service plan exclusively designed for owners and operators of PW800 engines offering a fully planned and preventive approach to maintenance that optimizes aircraft productivity and performance. This outstanding plan will deliver comprehensive coverage for heavy and line maintenance, combining numerous all-inclusive services - from engine wash, borescope inspections and troubleshooting support, to prioritized access to technical experts and much more.
"It has been an exceptional year for the PW800 engine family," said Michael Perodeau, vice president, Marketing, responsible for Business Aviation and Military Programs. "These successes are driven by our ongoing commitment to shaping the future of business aviation and to delivering the best products and services in the industry. ESP PurePower PW800 will deliver a comprehensive suite of technical, maintenance and support offerings, providing definitive asset protection and unparalleled service."
With extensive coverage for PW800 customers, the plan will be backed by a highly experienced support team as well as a customer manager dedicated to meeting customers' specific requirements. The ESP PurePower PW800 plan will offer a seamless service experience that will maximize aircraft availability through the world's largest skilled network of experts. P&WC is consulting with operators in order to finalize the details of this plan, targeted for full roll out in 2017.
"Our global service leadership is defined by programs like our renowned Eagle Service Plan and our proven track record in the industry," continued Perodeau. "No one understands our engines the way we do or is in a better position to deliver a new plan optimized for our customers' needs. Our unmatched reliability is not just for our engines, but for our service plans too. Simply put, our customers' peace of mind is our business."
The PurePower PW800 engine family has accumulated more than 4,000 hours of full-engine testing, simulating a diverse range of aircraft missions and environments, and more than 600 hours on P&WC's 747 flying test aircraft. The engine shares the same proven common-core technology used in Pratt & Whitney's award-winning PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine, which includes five other engine applications and has amassed over 23,000 hours of core testing.
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (UTC). UTC provides high-technology systems and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.