Pratt & Whitney Delivers First 10 Engines to Boeing for India's C-17 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Delivers First 10 Engines to Boeing for India's C-17 Aircraft

PR Newswire

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2013

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has delivered the first 10 F117 engines
to Boeing to power a fleet of C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft for the
Indian Air Force. India's Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and
Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. The first of
these C-17 aircraft is now going through a U.S. Air Force flight test program
at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, Calif. The Indian Air Force is
scheduled to take delivery of its first five C-17s this year and five in 2014.

"Pratt & Whitney is delighted to be delivering the first batch of engines that
will power the Indian Air Force's C-17 fleet and we're pleased to have them
join the growing international fleet that flies this premium airlifter," said
Bev Deachin, vice president, Military Programs and Customer Support, Pratt &
Whitney.

The C-17 Globemaster III – the world's premier heavy airlifter – is powered by
four F117 engines, each rated at 40,440 pounds of thrust. The C-17 transport,
exclusively powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, is capable of taking off from
a 7,600-foot airfield, carrying a payload of 160,600 pounds, and completing a
flight of 2,400 nautical miles without refueling. The F117-PW-100 first
entered service in 1993 and is a derivative of Pratt & Whitney's PW2040
commercial engine. With nearly 10 million hours of proven military service
and 50 million hours in commercial use, the F117/PW2040 has consistently
proven itself as a world-class dependable engine. Through Pratt & Whitney's
ongoing investment in product improvements, the engine continuously surpasses
established goals of time on wing and support turnaround time.

Boeing has delivered 250 C-17s featuring F117 engines worldwide, including 32
to international customers. The U.S. Air Force – including active duty
National Guard and Reserve units – has taken delivery of 218 C-17s. Other
customers include the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, the Qatar Emiri Air
Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the
12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for
Peace nations, and the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence.

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 press release contains forward-looking statements concerning anticipated
business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those
projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not
limited to changes in the Globemaster III funding related to the C-17 aircraft
and F117 engines, changes in government procurement priorities and practices
or in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design,
development, production and support of technologies; as well as other risks
and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to
time in United Technologies Corporation's Securities and Exchange Commission
filings.

Shawn Watson
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
Int'l mobile: +1.860.371.5236
Shawn.watson2@pw.utc.com

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