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Wizz Air Selects P&W's Environmental Friendly EcoPower Engine Wash

MRO EUROPE - MADRID, Spain - Sept. 28, 2011 - Wizz Air has signed a long-term agreement to use Pratt & Whitney's environmentally friendly EcoPower(r) engine wash system on its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

Under the five-year agreement, Wizz Air will perform engine washes at Budapest International Airport and will also have mobile wash capability to perform washes at many airports within its route structure.

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"Prior to using EcoPower engine wash, we used the conventional shepherd's hook method to wash our engines," said Simon Mermod, Wizz Air powerplant manager. "We switched to Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower Engine Wash service because we recognized the operational, environmental and cost benefits it offers. With EcoPower Engine Wash, we anticipate a considerable reduction in our fuel burn while contributing to a cleaner environment."

"We are excited to provide Wizz Air with a faster, more effective and environmentally sound solution for washing their aircraft engines," Lou Quattrocchi, Pratt & Whitney Product Line Management vice president, said. "By using only pure atomized water, EcoPower Engine Wash provides a more thorough cleaning than conventional engine washing methods."

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Source : Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)

Published on ASDNews: Sep 29, 2011


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