Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on SkyWest, Inc.
Order for 100 Embraer Jets
PARIS, June 17, 2013
PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW - Pratt & Whitney will
provide exclusive power for up to 100 firm plus 100 purchase right Embraer
Second Generation E-Jets for an order announced today by Embraer and SkyWest,
Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. Pratt & Whitney is a division
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"SkyWest is known as a leader in the regional industry," said Brad Rich,
president, SkyWest, Inc. "We're confident that Pratt & Whitney's PurePower
engine further strengthens our position as a leader and demonstrates our
commitment to excellence and economic performance."
"A guiding principle of SkyWest includes the efficient use of all resources,
so we are very proud that SkyWest selected the Embraer Jet with the PurePower
engine," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
"The PurePower engine family offers significant benefits that have been proven
extensively in more than 4,400 hours of ground and flight testing."
Each Embraer Second Generation E-Jet will be powered by two PurePower engines.
Pratt & Whitney has announced orders for more than 3,500 engines that include
announced and unannounced firm orders, plus options. The PurePower family of
engines 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 deliver the improvements in
fuel efficiency, environmental emissions and noise.
SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations
and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah.
SkyWest's scheduled passenger airline operations consist of SkyWest Airlines,
Inc. ("SkyWest Airlines") also based in St. George, Utah and ExpressJet
Airlines, Inc. ("ExpressJet Airlines") based in Atlanta, Georgia. System-wide,
SkyWest serves markets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
with approximately 4,100 daily departures and a fleet of approximately 758
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units and small turbojet
propulsion products. 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.utcaero.com or follow @UTC
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. Risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or
implied in forward looking statements include the effect of economic
conditions in the markets in which we operate, including financial market
conditions, and fluctuation in interest rates, commodity prices and foreign
currency exchange rates; levels of end market demand in the aerospace
industry, including levels of demand for the new aircraft described in this
release; levels of air travel; financial difficulties of commercial airlines;
the financial condition of suppliers; 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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