Air Canada has signed a services agreement with Pratt & Whitney for maintaining their fleet of PurePower PW1500G engines, powering their 45 firm and 30 option C Series aircraft for 15 years. The final assembly of the PW1500G engine is done in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"Air Canada has been executing a strategy to serve our customers with one of the world's youngest and most fuel efficient fleets, which includes the C Series. Collaborating with Pratt & Whitney for engine maintenance allows us to benefit from their experience developing this ground breaking engine technology and provides us the long-term reliability and predictability to provide the best service for our customers," said Richard Steer, vice president, Air Canada Maintenance and Engineering. "This new business agreement reiterates the confidence that Air Canada has in Pratt & Whitney and we are looking forward to growing our collaboration."
"Pratt & Whitney is honored to support Air Canada by sustaining the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engines for their C Series aircraft over the next 15 years," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Commercial Engines, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney. "We are proud to provide our customers with the latest in aviation services that will increase the value of their engine investment."
Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. trans-border market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners and leisure carrier, Air Canada rouge, Air Canada serves over 41 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 200 destinations on six continents.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
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 support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits 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.