First Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70(TM) Delivered to Ai

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First Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70(TM) Delivered to Ai

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First Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70(TM) Delivered to Air Caraibes
Press Release
Source: Pratt & Whitney
On Thursday June 18, 2009, 12:56 pm EDT

LE BOURGET, France, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- The first Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70 engines were delivered to Air Caraibes today. The PW4168A-1D engines power the new Air Caraibes A330-300. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News) company.

"With the Advantage70 about to enter service, our customers will see first-hand the benefits associated with this technology upgrade," said Andrew Tanner, vice president, Product Line Management. "The Advantage70 engines will help operators cut their fuel costs and increase time on wing."

Pratt & Whitney offers the Advantage70 both as a new engine and as an upgrade kit for existing engines. The upgrade includes a suite of technology enhancements that can be incorporated during engine overhaul. Advantage70 technology delivers superior engine performance, including a 2 percent thrust increase, a 1 percent reduction in fuel consumption, increased durability, and reduced maintenance costs. The first PW4170 Advantage70 engines for the A330-200 are scheduled to enter service with Air Comet next month.

Pratt & Whitney has over 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Pratt & Whitney is also a partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is in service on the Airbus A380.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

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