UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance services

 UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of
                         nacelle maintenance services

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PARIS AIR SHOW --UTC Aerospace
Systems has been chosen by Qatar Airways to provide a comprehensive suite of
nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for selected Airbus
aircraft operated by the Qatari flag-carrier. The agreement for services
covers Airbus A300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and A320
airplanes powered by V2500 engines built by International Aero Engines. The
agreement between the airline and UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures
business is for ten years and covers full MRO services, including scheduled
and unscheduled MRO, with asset and on-site support as required. UTC Aerospace
Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems facility in Dubai,

"This agreement builds on the relationship we've built with Qatar Airways over
the past few years, as we have performed MRO services on multiple aircraft
platforms in their fleet," said Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace
Systems' Aerostructures business unit. "Being able to provide these services
in Dubai underscores the value of our global network of support. With nine
nacelle MRO facilities worldwide and more than 1.2 million square feet of MRO
shop space, we can provide valued customers like Qatar Airways with the speed
and ease of receiving high-quality service at a location that's convenient for

A nacelle is the structure that surrounds the engine on an aircraft that
improves fuel savings, reduces noise and assists in stopping the aircraft upon

Qatar Airways  is the national airline of the State of Qatar operating a
modern fleet of 124 aircraft to 127 destinations across Europe, Middle East,
Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America from its Doha hub.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250
aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of
aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax's prestigious Airline of the Year
2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the
seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport
was named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013.
Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline
standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the
airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major
Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having
been invited into the oneworld group. Qatar Airways plans to join oneworld by
the end of the year. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems
and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems
supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and
customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
aerospace industries.

For updates from United Technologies Corp's aerospace businesses visit
www.utc.com or follow @UTC on Twitter.

SOURCE UTC Aerospace Systems

Website: http://www.utcaerospacesystems.com
Contact: Patrick Palmer, +1 619.691.2221, patrick.palmer@utas.utc.com, or
Andrew Martin, +1 704.423.7048, andrew.martin@utas.utc.com
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