EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - February 26, 2008 - Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide engine controls and accessories for the company's next generation of engines for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Bombardier CSeries and Cessna Citation Columbus business aircraft. Under the agreement, Hamilton Sundstrand will provide the engines' control, fuel, pneumatic and thermal management systems.
"We are delighted to partner with Hamilton Sundstrand to provide these important systems for our Next Generation Product Family of engines," said Pratt & Whitney President Steve Finger. "Hamilton Sundstrand has a long history of providing the most advanced and reliable engine controls and accessories available. We are proud to bring this technology to our customers."
"We are excited and proud to be a part of Pratt & Whitney's Next Generation Product Family, bringing our best technology to these new engine programs," said Joe Triompo, president of Hamilton Sundstrand Engine & Control Systems. "These aircraft are the first in a new wave of next generation jets that will set the standard for our industry."
Pratt & Whitney's Next Generation Product Family is setting new standards for fuel efficiency, engine noise, environmental performance and low operating costs. The Geared Turbofan engine has been selected as the exclusive power source for the new 70- to 90-passenger Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the 110- to 130-seat Bombardier CSeries. Both aircraft are expected to launch in 2008 and are scheduled to enter service in 2013.
Earlier this year, Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW810 engine was selected by Cessna to power the new Citation Columbus large cabin business jet. The selection marked the launch of the company's new 10,000 pound-thrust-class engine family.
Source: Pratt & Whitney Selects Hamilton Sundstrand for Engine Controls and Accessories on Next Generation Engines
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