Pratt & Whitney Completes Industrial Offset Program in Canada

        Pratt & Whitney Completes Industrial Offset Program in Canada

PR Newswire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2013

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Pratt & Whitney, a unit
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) recently completed a successful
offset requirement to support Canada's Industrial and Regional Benefits
Policy. The company cooperated closely with Industry Canada to meet its
commitments two years ahead of schedule. The offset program is related to the
company's 2007 sale of 18 F117 engines for Canada's C-17 Globemaster III
airlift transport and benefits Canadian industry from government defense and
security procurement.

Pratt & Whitney has developed partnerships to provide long-term benefits to
Canada by utilizing a combination of in-country component purchases,
university research, development projects and facility and capital
investments.

As a part of the offset program, Pratt & Whitney supported Pratt & Whitney
Canada in establishing a new facility for flight test at Mirabel Airport in
Quebec. Construction of the facility was completed in 2011 along with the
transfer of capital equipment and the hiring of new employees. Pratt & Whitney
will also conduct assembly and test of the company's Geared Turbofan™ engines
for the new Bombardier C Series aircraft at the Mirabel Aerospace Centre in
Quebec

Pratt & Whitney has also made important investments at the British Columbia
Institute of Technology aerospace training center in Richmond, B.C., adjacent
to the Vancouver International Airport. In addition, Pratt & Whitney teamed
with Rolls Royce and the National Research Council of Canada to establish an
icing test facility for commercial engines in Thompson, Manitoba. The company
is also heavily engaged in sourcing program part manufacturing with suppliers
in Canada.

"Pratt & Whitney's relationship with Canadian industry has been very focused
on identifying expanded opportunities for organizations in Canada to play a
key role in current and future programs, such as the F135 engine," said Howie
Chandler, vice president, Military Business Development and Aftermarket
Services for Pratt & Whitney. "We find this to be a winning strategy, because
the company benefits from Canadian research and development activities and the
quality work of Canadian component suppliers, while the country enjoys the
benefits of long-term, high-value jobs."

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, small turbojet propulsion
products 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 future
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 government procurement priorities, budget plans and
availability of funding, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges
in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies;
as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those
detailed from time to time in the companies' Securities and Exchange
Commission filings.

* CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Matthew C. Bates
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
860-557-3595
matthew.bates@pw.utc.com



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