Air Canada has signed a services agreement with Pratt & Whitney for maintaining their fleet of PurePower PW1500G engines, powering their 45 firm and 30 option C Series aircraft for 15 years. The final assembly of the PW1500G engine is done in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada . Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX ) company.
"Air Canada has been executing a strategy to serve our customers with one of the world's youngest and most fuel efficient fleets, which includes the C Series. Collaborating with Pratt & Whitney for engine maintenance allows us to benefit from their experience developing this ground breaking engine technology and provides us the long-term reliability and predictability to provide the best service for our customers," said Richard Steer , vice president, Air Canada Maintenance and Engineering. "This new business agreement reiterates the confidence that Air Canada has in Pratt & Whitney and we are looking forward to growing our collaboration."
"Pratt & Whitney is honored to support Air Canada by sustaining the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engines for their C Series aircraft over the next 15 years," said Rick Deurloo , senior vice president, Commercial Engines, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney. "We are proud to provide our customers with the latest in aviation services that will increase the value of their engine investment."
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Jul 13, 2016