LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE : UTX ) company, and Israel Aerospace Industries have signed a 10-year agreement to establish Israel Aerospace Industries as a Designated Service Provider for JT9D engine family maintenance.
"We are excited to expand our MRO capabilities as a Designated Service Provider for Pratt & Whitney's JT9D engine family," said Mr. Eli Hattem, Corporate Vice President and General Manger of Israel Aerospace Industries' BEDEK Aviation Group. "This agreement further enhances our aftermarket service offerings."
"Israel Aerospace Industries has more than 24 years of experience overhauling JT9D engines and will provide world-class support for our customers," said Jerry Tarnacki, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. "Our partnership with Israel Aerospace Industries expands our global network and supports our objective to provide customers with innovative solutions to keep their fleet flying safely and reliably at competitive costs."
Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aviation Group located at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel, is a high quality provider of MRO services, and engine and component maintenance services for a wide range of military and commercial customers worldwide.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. 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. Please visit www.utcaero.com for news from Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies at the Farnborough Air Show 2012.
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