Air Pacific Selects Pratt & Whitney for Exclusive Maintenance Agreement

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW, Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fiji-based Air Pacific Limited has selected Pratt & Whitney for an exclusive, five-year deal to maintain the airline's fleet of Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"Having a multi-year agreement allows us to better forecast our costs," said Glen Brabant, executive general manager, Operations and Services, Air Pacific. "We have a good relationship with Eagle Services Asia where the work will be performed to help us meet our company's objective of great work quality at competitive and efficient cost, and yet similarly share our philosophy of high standards of safety and reliability." Air Pacific Limited, Fiji's international airline, operates international and domestic services around the Pacific and to North America and Hong Kong.

"Having world-class shops close to customers like Air Pacific helps to reduce time and cost related to overhauls," said Tom Mayes, vice president, Pratt & Whitney Global Engine Center. "PW4000 engines continue to be an important part of Asia-Pacific travel routes."

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers with improved engine performance and increased asset value through a portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally friendly on-wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs, and new and repaired parts.

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 commercial building industries.