ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - NBAA - When Sikorsky Aircraft begins deliveries of the newly FAA certified S-76D™ medium-sized helicopter this year, it will be powered by one of the industry's most advanced turboshaft engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW210S. The announcement was made during the National Business Aviation Association's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, Florida. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX).

Sikorsky's S-76D helicopter achieved first flight in February of 2009. The PW210S engine received Transport Canada type certification in October of 2011 and FAA validation two months later. Production of the engine started in February of this year. The S-76D targets corporate, offshore oil, medical, airline and government operators around the world.

"The PW210S has been designed to offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and lowest fuel burn in the helicopter market, which translates into payload and range benefits for the helicopter," said Richard Dussault, vice-president, marketing, P&WC. "Its state-of-the-art FADEC offers a step change in ease of operation and safety."

The PW210S is a new generation engine for large single and intermediate-to-medium twin helicopters in the 1,000 shp class. The engine was designed with the operator in mind, delivering a wide range of power options for reliability and durability. The engine's simple construction and design enables easy maintenance.

The PW210S is a member of the PW210 engine family designed to deliver P&WC's legendary performance, said Dussault, "and demonstrates our firm commitment to developing innovative products built to satisfy customers' ever-growing needs and expectations.

"Our helicopter engine deliveries have more than tripled in the past decade based largely on the investments we have made across multiple engine models, including the PW200." In addition to the most advanced engine technology available, helicopter operators depend heavily on P&WC's world-class customer service and worldwide network always ready to respond. At the heart of our service network are 100 field service representatives, located across the globe, bringing OEM expertise to our customers and backed by a comprehensive array of service personnel and diagnostics tools to ensure that our engine operates safely and reliably.

Innovation runs in the P&WC helicopter families. P&WC's online engine diagnostic tool, powered by Spotlight® from Casebank Technologies, Inc., is available for PW200 and PW210 engines. The diagnostic tool provides proactive diagnostics and troubleshooting to deliver speedy service solutions for operators and service providers. The diagnostic tool leverages P&WC's decades of in-service experience and operating data to provide a totally planned environment.

Come and see us at NBAA, booth no. 3160

Interested operators are invited to drop by the P&WC booth to speak with a customer service representative.

Customer Service

We never forget that your engine has our name on it. So we work to keep it flying efficiently and reliably. P&WC has built the largest, most comprehensive customer service network in the industry around its 10,000 customers who operate in 200 countries.

Through its Customer First Centres in Montreal and Singapore, P&WC is always just a call or click away, providing unparalleled technical support. The P&WC network includes 30-owned or designated repair and overhaul facilities, seven parts distribution centres, 100 Field Support Representatives, mobile repair teams, 800 rental/exchange engines and 12 customer training facilities operated through FlightSafety International.

P&WC offers comprehensive Pay-per-Hour service for fleet operators and business and general aviation customers, with more than 7,500 engines currently enrolled in P&WC-backed hourly cost programs, including the ESP® and FMP® programs.

P&WC also offers repair and overhaul of components and accessories, and the sale of new, exchange and used serviceable parts. Advanced diagnostics are also offered, moving operators towards a totally planned operating environment.

About Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. There are currently more than 49,000 engines in service on more than 28,000 aircraft. Every second, a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world. P&WC's engines, with more than 600 million hours in the air, are an 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.

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:

Anna di Giorgio
NBAA, Orlando, Florida (Booth 3160)
+1 514 244-4756

Annick Lambert
Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, Quebec
+1 514 221-6337