Embraer Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine as Exclusive Power for Second Generation of E-Jets

    Embraer Selects Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine as
               Exclusive Power for Second Generation of E-Jets

PR Newswire

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 8, 2013

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer today announced it
has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine as the
exclusive power for its new second generation of the E-Jet aircraft family.
Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Planned to enter service in 2018, the Embraer E-Jets equipped with PurePower
PW1700G and PW1900G engines will offer significant reductions in fuel burn,
emissions, noise and operating costs compared to today's aircraft. With this
announcement, Embraer becomes the fifth aircraft manufacturer to select Pratt
& Whitney's PurePower engine.

"Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engines allow us to offer our customers the very
best technology and lowest operating costs," said Embraer President & CEO
Frederico Fleury Curado. "Pratt & Whitney's extensive engine testing and
validation process has positioned them to meet our economic and environmental
improvement targets as well as the program timeline for the new generation of
the E-Jet aircraft family."

"The Geared Turbofan has proven to be truly innovative by setting new
standards for fuel burn, emissions and noise reduction," said Pratt & Whitney
President David Hess. "Embraer's selection of the PurePower engine is another
significant endorsement of this game-changing technology."

"We are proud that Embraer has recognized the unmatched value of the PurePower
engine, and we are committed to supporting a successful launch of the new
E-Jet aircraft family," Hess continued. "To date, Pratt & Whitney has
completed nearly 4,200 hours and more than 12,400 cycles of full engine
testing for the PurePower engine family, demonstrating the benefits and
reliability of the engine architecture."

Pratt & Whitney's 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 double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency and environmental
emissions as well as a 50 percent reduction in noise.

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 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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For more information, visit www.purepowerengines.com

Katy Padgett                  Leo Makowski
Commercial Engines           Commercial Engines
+1-860-565-3433              860-565-1655
kathleen.padgett@pw.utc.com  leo.makowski@pw.utc.com

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