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Pratt & Whitney GMS Life Limited Parts Receive VSTC Certificates from CAAC

AIR SHOW CHINA, Zhuhai, China, Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pratt & Whitney announced today that it received Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its Global Material Solution (GMS) life-limited parts for the CFM56-3 engine. This approval allows GMS parts to enter revenue service in China. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"The Pratt & Whitney GMS program offers competitive choices for airlines to reduce maintenance costs with technology from a respected OEM," said Deputy Director General of Airworthiness Department for the CAAC, Mr. Xu Chaoqun. He presented the VSTC certificates for GMS parts today to Pratt & Whitney President of Greater China Region, Aki Nakano and MaryAnne Cannon, Pratt & Whitney director of CFM56 Product Line Management at a ceremony at Air Show China.

"Pratt & Whitney is committed to support our customers, and our GMS program, as well as our overall engine overhaul capability, provides a great range of choices to help our airline customers," said Jon Beatty, senior vice president, Airline Customers and Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney, "The CAAC certification now enables Pratt & Whitney to deliver its life limited parts for CFM56-3 engines to customers in China."

Pratt & Whitney's Global Material Solutions was launched in February 2006. Pratt & Whitney received EASA approval of GMS life limited parts following the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates in May 2008.

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.