Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engine for Airbus A320neo Family of Aircraft: Full Engine Testing

   Pratt & Whitney Completes First PurePower® PW1100G-JM Engine for Airbus
           A320neo Family of Aircraft: Full Engine Testing Follows

PR Newswire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney has
completed assembly of its first engine to test (FETT) for its PurePower®
PW1100G-JM engine – the first engine to power the Airbus A320neo aircraft.
Company leadership, Airbus, MTU, JAEC and employees celebrated the program
milestone with a Last Bolt Ceremony at Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach
facility today, where the full engine is scheduled to begin testing soon. The
engine, rated at 33,000 pounds of thrust, is the third member of the PurePower
PW1000G family of engines to begin testing. Pratt & Whitney is a United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"The PurePower engine is an integral part of the Airbus A320neo family of
aircraft," Airbus Senior Vice President A320neo Family, Klaus Roewe, told
Pratt & Whitney employees and partners at the ceremony today. "We continue to
work closely with Pratt & Whitney to integrate the engine with the airframe,
and we look forward to reviewing the initial test results from this first
engine to test."

The PW1100G-JM engine test program will run a total of eight test engines over
the next 24 months. Test engines will be built both at Pratt & Whitney's West
Palm Beach and Middletown facilities. Entry into service is scheduled for
October 2015. To date, Pratt & Whitney has firm orders for 1,136 PW1100G-JM
engines to power the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.

"Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ architecture is revolutionizing the single
aisle marketplace with game changing benefits – reduced fuel burn, emissions,
noise, and operating cost. We are confident the Geared Turbofan is the best
value proposition for our airline customers," said Paul Adams, senior vice
president, Operations & Engineering, Pratt & Whitney. "Our technology
readiness execution for this engine family is robust. We've proven its
benefits with extensive rig, ground, and flight testing; and, we are excited
to begin the A320neo test program."

"Pratt & Whitney is very proud to have the lead engine to enter service on the
Airbus A320neo aircraft," said Greg Gernhardt, vice president, PW1100G-JM
engine program, Pratt & Whitney. "We have achieved excellent market
acceptance of our Geared Turbofan engine with announced orders for more than
1,100 firm PW1100G-JM  engines with 11 customers. The PW1100G-JM engine for
the A320neo family reduces fuel burn by about 15% compared to today's A320ceo
family, and it is well positioned to support Airbus in this market segment."

The PurePower engine uses an advanced gear system allowing the engine's fan to
operate at a different speed than the low-pressure compressor and turbine. The
combination of the gear system and an all-new advanced core delivers fuel
efficiency and environmental benefits. Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine
family testing recently exceeded 3,700 hours and 11,000 cycles of full engine

In September, 2011, Pratt & Whitney, Japan Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and
MTU Aero Engines AG announced they will collaborate to provide the PurePower
PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo program. The "JM" designation in the engine
name recognizes JAEC and MTU's participation. Under the collaboration
agreement, MTU is responsible for the low pressure turbine (LPT) and
participates jointly with Pratt & Whitney in the high pressure compressor
(HPC). JAEC is responsible for the fan, low pressure compressor (LPC) and
combustor/diffuser. Pratt & Whitney is responsible for the remainder of the
engine and systems integration.

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

This release includes "forward looking statements" concerning anticipated
business opportunities that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including
with regard to the programs described in this release. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied in forward looking statements include the impact of deterioration or
extended weakness in global economic conditions on demand for our products and
services, the financial strength of customers and suppliers and on levels of
air travel; and challenges in the design, development, production and support
of advanced technologies and new products and services. For information
identifying other important economic, political, regulatory, legal,
technological, competitive and other uncertainties, see UTC's 10-K, 10-Q and
other reports filed with the SEC.

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