PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Pratt & Whitney will power 10 firm and up to 6 option CS100 CSeries* aircraft ordered by an undisclosed major network carrier. The deal represents 20 firm PW1500G series engines covered by a PureSolution(SM) maintenance service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We are very pleased to welcome a new major network carrier to the growing list of PurePower engine operators," said Todd Kallman, President, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services. "Testing of the PurePower PW1500G engine for the CSeries aircraft is going extremely well with the engine meeting or exceeding its performance targets."
Each Bombardier CSeries aircraft is powered by two PurePower PW1500G series engines. The PurePower PW1000G series engines use an advanced gear system allowing the engine's fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core deliver double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise.
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 building industries.
This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning future business opportunities and other matters involving this engine that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward looking statements include changes in the health of the global economy and the strength of end market demand in the aerospace industry; as well as company specific items including the ability to achieve cost reductions at planned levels; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies including this engine, and new products including the engine discussed in this press release; and delays and disruption in delivery of materials and services from suppliers. For information identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's SEC filings as submitted from time to time, including but not limited to, the information included in UTC's 10-K and 10-Q Reports under the headings "Business," "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Cautionary Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results," as well as the information included in UTC's Current Reports on Form 8-K.
* CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc.
For more information on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, visit www.purepowerengines.com
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