Air Caraibes Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Engine to Power A330-300s

Released on Friday, June 22, 2007
Airbus A330-300
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PARIS AIR SHOW, France, June 22, 2007 - Air Caraibes has selected PW4000-100" engines to power two new A330-300 aircraft in a deal valued at over US$75 million. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2008. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"We are delighted to have the performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions of the PW4000 on our new A330-200 aircraft," said Jean-Paul Dubreuil, CEO of Air Caraibes. "We are excited to bring the improved economics and environmental performance of the AdvantageTM technology upgrade as we expand our wide-body fleet."

Air Caraibes serves the French Caribbean, Guadeloup and Martinique from Paris-Orly Airport with a fleet of modern A330 aircraft also powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The airline offers connections throughout the French Caribbean with its fleet of modern regional aircraft.

"Air Caraibes joins a growing list of PW4000-100" customers and we are proud to power their new aircraft," said Todd Kallman, president of Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "With the additional thrust, environmental benefits and fuel efficiency offered by the Advantage technology upgrade, the PW4000 is especially well suited for the A330."

The PW4000 model engines with Advantage deliver the best performance for the A330 family of aircraft. The Advantage technology upgrade brings enhanced engine performance, lower fuel consumption and emissions, increased durability and reduced maintenance costs.

Source: Pratt & Whitney Wins $75 Million Order for PW4000 Engines from Air Caraibes

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