Pratt & Whitney to Provide PurePower® Engines on Trans States Holdings Order of 50 Firm Embraer E-Jets

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has entered into a letter of intent to provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, for an order announced by Embraer and Trans States Holdings, Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. The deal includes a 12-year PureSolution(SM) maintenance service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

"Trans States is committed to adapting as industry needs and challenges continue to evolve," said Richard A. Leach, president & CEO, Trans States Holdings, Inc. "We are confident that the next-generation technologies of the E-Jets E2 aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines, will deliver exceptional performance and will help our fleet remain on the technological forefront."

"Pratt & Whitney is excited that Trans States has chosen to add Pratt & Whitney powered E-Jets E2 aircraft to its fleet," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "This selection is a testament to the nearly 10,000 hours of testing and more than 1,400 hours of flight testing that the PurePower family has completed."

Established in 1998, Trans States Holdings, Inc. is the largest privately held regional airline holding company in America and the parent company of three regional airlines, Trans States Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Compass Airlines.  It has code share relationships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways, and serves over 11 million passengers annually, with over 600 daily flights serving over 100 cities.  The company employs over 3,300 employees and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Throughout its 40-year history, Embraer has been involved in all aspects of aviation. In addition to design, development, manufacturing, sales and technical support for commercial, agricultural and executive aviation, Embraer also offers integrated solutions for defense and security. It has produced more than 5,000 aircraft that operate in 80 countries on five continents, and it is the market leader for commercial jets with up to 120 seats. Embraer manufactures executive jets, and is now entering a new level in the defense segment.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides  high technology products 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 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 Corps.' Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Sara Banda
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