PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- All Nippon Airways Co., LTD. (ANA) has signed an eight-year extension to its exclusive part repair agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, to continue support of the airline's fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.
The repair work will be performed throughout Pratt & Whitney's worldwide network of part repair facilities in support of ANA's fleet of PW4074 and PW4090 engines.
"Pratt & Whitney is pleased to extend its long-standing partnership with All Nippon Airways and continue to provide the knowledge, experience, value and dependable services ANA has come to rely on from Pratt & Whitney," said Jerry Tarnacki, vice president, Pratt & Whitney services. "ANA has a long history of proactive fleet management, and is very serious about controlling costs while maintaining the highest level of reliability and operational excellence. We are pleased to provide ANA with these valuable benefits under a long-term agreement."
"All Nippon Airways and Pratt & Whitney have built a very long and strong relationship together. Since the PW4000 engine entered into service at All Nippon Airways in 1995, we have been very happy with Pratt & Whitney's continuous efforts to meet our needs," said Mr. Akihiko Miura, general manager of Material Management, Engineering & Maintenance at ANA. "It is a fundamental principle within our corporate policy to prioritize safety and engine component maintenance to the highest standards. This agreement is consistent with our commitment to safety and we are proud to extend this part repair program with Pratt & Whitney."
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, All Nippon Airways is one of the largest airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 28 cities throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. on its fleet of 228 aircraft.
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