ABX Air Signs Agreement for Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower® Engine Wash Service
PARIS AIR SHOW, Tuesday, June 21, 2011
ABX Air, Inc. has signed an exclusive three-year agreement for Pratt & Whitney's environmentally friendly EcoPower® engine wash service. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Under the agreement, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners will perform the washes at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, Miami International, London Stansted, Liège and Brussels airports.
"At ABX Air, we work to have a positive impact on the environment as well as the communities in which we operate," said Terry Scherz, Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance at ABX Air. "Pratt & Whitney's EcoPower engine wash service will help improve our environmental performance by significantly reducing the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of our fleet."
"EcoPower engine wash's closed-loop system provides ABX Air with a safe, quick and environmentally friendly method for washing their engines right at the gate," said Lou Quattrocchi, Pratt & Whitney Product Line Management vice president. "With EcoPower service centers located worldwide, ABX Air was able to select the most convenient airports to have their engines washed."
ABX Air (www.abxair.com) is an FAR Part 121 cargo airline headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio, with a thirty-year history of flying express cargo routes for customers in the U.S. and around the world. ABX Air also offers a variety of airline-related training, including dispatch training, flight training, and simulator time.
Pratt & Whitney's patented EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2 percent, eliminating approximately three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature, increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing. 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. Please visit www.utcaero.com for news from Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies at the Paris Air Show 2011.
EcoPower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corporation.