Pratt & Whitney Signs MOU with COMAC for China Aviation Leadership Training Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today, Pratt & Whitney, on behalf of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with COMAC, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, for cooperation on leadership training for senior executives and mid-level management, project management training and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) training. The training programs, conducted by the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center in collaboration with Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky, provide targeted curriculum for senior executives, mid-level managers and high potential employees. Training is scheduled to begin mid-year. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"We signed this training cooperation MOU with UTC because it offers opportunities for employees at all levels of COMAC to learn critical leadership and technical skills from a trusted and well-respected OEM," said Assistant President and General Manager, Human Resources for COMAC, Mr. Yan Hua. "COMAC plans to leverage the training to develop its world-class workforce."

"In addition to the training offered at our Customer Training Centers in East Hartford, Conn. and Beijing, China, UTC is working with its university partners to conduct a significant portion of the executive level training created with COMAC," said Pratt & Whitney Vice President, Human Resources, Patrick Preux. "We look forward to working together with COMAC to tailor the programs to meet their business needs."

"We are honored to cooperate with COMAC on the China Aviation Leadership Program," said Liping Xie, senior managing director for the aerospace business units in China. "This cooperation provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the relationship between UTC and COMAC."

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, Connecticut, USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries. UTC's products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, and UTC Fire & Security systems.