Pratt & Whitney Wins US$180 Million Order for PW4000 Engines from Air Caraibes

SINGAPORE, Feb. 20 - SINGAPORE AIRSHOW - Air Caraibes has selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100" engines to power three new Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The engines will be backed by a 10-year comprehensive fleet management program provided by Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. The deal, including engines and service, is valued at more than US$180 million. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"We are delighted to have the performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions of the PW4000 for our new A330-300 aircraft," said Francois Hersen, President of Air Caraibes Atlantique. "We are excited to bring the improved economics and environmental performance of the PW4000's Advantage70(TM) technology upgrade as we expand our wide-body fleet."

PW4000 engines with Advantage70 deliver improved performance for the A330 family of aircraft. The Advantage70 technology upgrade brings enhanced engine performance, lower fuel consumption and emissions, increased durability and reduced maintenance costs.

Air Caraibes serves the French Caribbean, Guadeloup and Martinique from Paris-Orly Airport with a fleet of A330 aircraft also powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The airline offers connections throughout the French Caribbean with its fleet of modern regional aircraft.

"We are proud that Air Caraibes has again selected the PW4000 to power their new aircraft," said Todd Kallman, president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "With the additional thrust, environmental benefits and fuel efficiency offered by the Advantage70 technology upgrade, the PW4000 is the engine of choice for the A330."

Pratt & Whitney has over 17,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Pratt & Whitney is also a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is FAR 33 certified for the new Airbus A380.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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