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Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 Advantage70™ Earns FAA Certification


EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 Advantage70 engine received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR33 certification of the engine’s airworthiness. Advantage70 technology upgrades deliver enhanced engine performance, including a 2 percent thrust increase, a 1 percent reduction in fuel consumption, increased durability, and reduced maintenance costs. The first PW4000-100” engines with the Advantage70 technology upgrade, which deliver 70,000 pounds of thrust for the A330 aircraft family, are scheduled to enter service in mid-2009. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

“We have met all FAA requirements for FAR33, the biggest hurdle to overcome in an engine development program,” said Matthew Bromberg, vice president Product Line Management, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines and Global Services. “The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) CS25 process has also been initiated for the PW4000 Advantage 70 engine on the A330.”

The A330-200 and A330-300 passenger aircraft will be the first to fly the PW4000-100” engines with Advantage70 in mid-2009.

Pratt & Whitney has over 16,000 aircraft engines installed with hundreds of airlines around the world. Pratt & Whitney is also a leading partner in two joint venture companies that manufacture commercial aircraft engines: International Aero Engines, which makes the V2500 for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, and the Engine Alliance, whose GP7200 engine is in service on the Airbus A380.

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 building industries.


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