HELI-EXPO, DALLAS, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2012) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is pleased to announce the signing of a new Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan agreement with DanCopter AS, a subsidiary of Blueway AS, for comprehensive maintenance support of its new PT6C-67C engines. Blueway AS of Norway is a leading helicopter company in Northern Europe. Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe worked closely to customize the agreement for the helicopters operated by DanCopter to support offshore oil & gas operations in Nigeria. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).

"Engine reliability with dependable support is essential to Blueway's activities and we are pleased with the opportunity to support and to tailor an FMP® agreement," said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "Our dedicated support managers are committed to working closely with Blueway to help them reach their operational goals for their new PT6C-67C engine fleet."

The FMP® Program's Guaranteed Maintenance Cost Plan is a highly flexible contract and allows customers to maintain cost stability and protection while selecting from a menu of services based on their individual needs. The agreement with DanCopter AS is a tailor-made agreement that covers overhaul, hot section inspection, basic unplanned engine removals, rental support, engine condition trend monitoring, fuel nozzles plus other options that cater to the customer's unique requirements.

Come and see us at HELI-EXPO 2012, booth number 3317. Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's booth to speak with a customer service representative.

About BlueWay / DanCopter

BlueWay AS has provided helicopter services since 1986 and today is one of Northern Europe's leading helicopter companies. BlueWay operates a fleet of 26 helicopters and provides a range of helicopter services within the oil and gas, infrastructure, environment and search & rescue markets. DanCopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueWay, provides passenger transport services to oil and gas companies in the North Sea from bases in Denmark, Holland and Norway. DanCopter also operates a crew change contract for Shell in Nigeria in a joint venture with Caverton Helicopter. BlueWay has operating units in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Additionally, its subsidiary Vertech Offshore provides worldwide offshore services with projects in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of business aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with close to 600 million hours in the air, are the industry benchmark for innovative design, dispatch reliability, operating economics and easy maintenance. P&WC is firmly committed to ensuring that its products are designed, produced and operated while minimizing environmental impacts throughout their life cycle.

There are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft operated by some 10,200 operators in 200 countries. The most extensive support network in the industry, which includes more than 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, supports this global fleet.

P&WC has been taking front-line services to the next level with its Customer First Centre (CFirst). CFirst brings together a multidisciplinary and multilingual support team to resolve issues so that customers can return to service quickly. CFirst handles more than 120,000 contacts every year.

Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). UTC is a diversified company providing high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

Contact Information:

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Maria Mandato, Cell: 514-546-3059
Heli-Expo 2012, Dallas, Texas, Booth 3317

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Anna di Giorgio
450-647-4111 or Cell: 514-244-4756