ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2012) - NBAA - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a four-year Engine Service Agreement with Bombardier Aerospace to provide the highest level of OEM support to Learjet*60* business jet operators. The announcement was made today by Raffaele Virgili, vice-president, customer service, P&WC, 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).

"We believe this is great news for Learjet aircraft owners," said Virgili. "As part of the overall aircraft maintenance program, Bombardier will be able to offer OEM service levels for repair, hot section inspection (HSI) and overhaul services for the PW305A engines that power Learjet 60 Series aircraft.

"Under this agreement, Bombardier will collaborate with Pratt & Whitney Canada to offer 'best in class' engine support at our service centres around the world," said Stan Younger, vice-president, Bombardier Aircraft Service Centres. "This will enhance our capability to offer a nose-to-tail support experience."

The PW305 is a member of the P&WC PW300 family of turbofan engines, which has been manufactured in nine different models, with thrust varying from 4700 to 7000 pounds; by year end this family of engines will have recorded 11 million hours of flight, with 3,800 engines delivered to operators.

Come and see us at NBAA, booth no. 3160

Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC's 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 7500 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 Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is shaping the future of 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 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.

* Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries

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