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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Awards Pratt & Whitney Design Organization Approval (DOA)

MRO ASIA, Singapore, Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded Pratt & Whitney Design Organization Approval (DOA) in support of Pratt & Whitney's multi-year Fleet Technical Management Agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

Under the DOA, qualified Pratt & Whitney personnel in Singapore are authorized by the CAAS to locally approve repairs, modifications and deviations related to Singapore Airlines Cargo fleet of PW4000-94 engines. This DOA award from the CAAS is the first awarded in Singapore to an aircraft engine OEM.

"DOA approval from the CAAS allows the P&W Fleet Technical Management (FTM) organization to provide support to Singapore Cargo Airlines as a full charge powerplant engineering department responsible for day-to-day on-wing support of the airline fleet" said Jon Beatty, vice president, Airline Customers for Pratt & Whitney. "We are thrilled to deliver Singapore Airlines Cargo a fully inclusive and comprehensive service solution which provides on-wing support through FTM and off-wing support and engine overhaul through our existing fleet management program."

Singapore Airlines Cargo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines formed in 2001, is one of the world's largest operators of B747-400 freighters. Singapore Airlines Cargo flies more than 600 flights a week throughout its network of over 70 cities in more than 30 countries around the world.

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners 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.