Pratt & Whitney Launches PurePower(TM) Engine Family



    FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 /CNW/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Pratt &
Whitney announced the launch of PurePower engines -- a new family of
next-generation commercial and business jet engines that offer double-digit
improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating
costs.  The announcement was made with Pratt & Whitney partners and customers
during an unveiling event at the Farnborough International Air Show outside of
London, England.  The first products to enter service will be the PurePower
PW1000G engine, formerly referred to as the Geared Turbofan(TM) engine, and
the PurePower PW800 engine.  Pratt & Whitney is a division of United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX).
    
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080714/NEM039 )
    
    "Airlines and business aircraft customers want pure engine solutions that
deliver economic and environmental benefits without compromises," said Pratt &
Whitney President Steve Finger.  "Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines employ
game-changing technologies to deliver step-change improvements in
environmental performance and operating costs.  Pratt & Whitney is the only
engine company bringing brand new technologies to the market at a time when
airline customers and operators need a comprehensive solution the most."
    The PurePower engine family represents a step-change from Pratt &
Whitney's legacy engines, both in engine performance and in naming convention.
With the first PurePower engines entering service in 2013, a new standard will
be set for all future engines to build upon.  PurePower engines are new
centerline engines that deliver comprehensive environmental performance
including double-digit improvements in fuel burn, environmental emissions and
engine noise, while bringing value to airlines and operators with a double-
digit reduction in operating costs.  PurePower engines will also be capable of
operating on alternative fuels.
    The PurePower PW1000G engine is the exclusive power for the new
Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the proposed Bombardier CSeries.  Both aircraft
are scheduled to enter service in 2013.  The PurePower PW810C engine was
selected by Cessna to power the Citation Columbus business jet, which is
scheduled to enter service in 2014.  PurePower engines are targeted to power
next generation large business jets, regional jets, single-aisle aircraft and
beyond.
    The PurePower PW1000G engine uses a state-of-the-art gear system to allow
the engine's fan to operate at a different speed than the low-pressure
compressor and turbine, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and a slower fan
speed for reduced noise.  The PurePower PW1000G engine is an all new
centerline engine that includes next generation technology in every major
module.  A full-scale PW1000G demonstrator engine recently completed a
250-hour ground test program and has begun flight-testing on Pratt & Whitney's
Boeing 747 flight test bed.  The engine will perform additional flight-testing
on an Airbus-owned A340 later this year.
    The new generation PurePower PW800 engine family raises the bar on
performance and economics by taking advantage of the latest material,
aerodynamic and design technologies. The engine incorporates advanced fan,
compressor, turbine and low-emissions TALON(TM) combustion systems for
exceptional fuel consumption, future thrust-growth capability and improved
environmental performance.  Detailed design work as well as advanced
production preparations are underway. Pratt & Whitney Canada engineers are now
entering into the detail design of various components with collaboration from
suppliers and other partners.
    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.
    This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning future
business opportunities and other matters involving these engines that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in forward
looking statements include changes in the health of the global economy and the
strength of end market demand in the aerospace industry; as well as company
specific items including the ability to achieve cost reductions at planned
levels; challenges in the design, development, production and support of
advanced technologies including these engines, and new products including the
engine discussed in this press release; and delays and disruption in delivery
of materials and services from suppliers. For information identifying other
important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive
and other uncertainties, see UTC's SEC filings as submitted from time to time,
including but not limited to, the information included in UTC's 10-K and 10-Q
Reports under the headings "Business," "Risk Factors," "Management's
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and
"Cautionary Note Concerning Factors that May Affect Future Results," as well
as the information included in UTC's Current Reports on Form 8-K.

    
    Matthew Perra                           Nancy German
    Pratt & Whitney Commercial              Engines Pratt & Whitney Canada
    Int'l Mobile: +1.860.595.6515           Int'l Mobile: +1.514.924.4445
    matthew.perra@pw.utc.com                nancy.german@pwc.ca

    




For further information:

For further information: Matthew Perra, Pratt & Whitney Commercial,
Int'l Mobile: +1-860-595-6515, matthew.perra@pw.utc.com, or Nancy German,
Engines Pratt & Whitney Canada, Int'l Mobile: +1-514-924-4445,
nancy.german@pwc.ca Web Site: http://www.pratt-whitney.com

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