Pratt & Whitney and SkyWest, Inc. Sign Aftermarket Agreement for Fleet of Mitsubishi Regional Jets

  Pratt & Whitney and SkyWest, Inc. Sign Aftermarket Agreement for Fleet of
                           Mitsubishi Regional Jets

PR Newswire

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 3, 2013

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney and
SkyWest, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for a PureSolution™ Fleet
Management Program supporting the PW1217G engines installed in a fleet of 100
MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and up to an additional 100 option MRJ90
Mitsubishi Regional Jets for a term of up to 16 years. Each MRJ90 will be
powered by two PurePower® PW1217G engines. Deliveries are anticipated to begin
in 2017. 

Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"We're very pleased SkyWest has chosen us to maintain its fleet of fuel
efficient PurePower engines," said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney
Commercial Engines. "The PureSolution Fleet Management Program will ensure
optimal performance and dependability of SkyWest's PW1217G engines long into
the future."

PureSolution services offer MRO expertise from the PurePower engine's OEM
creator and design-responsible partners. PureSolution ^ services offer
customers a wide range of comprehensive and fully customizable MRO services to
ensure predictable maintenance costs and maximize the PurePower engine's
performance over its life span – resulting in the lowest cost of ownership.

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
regional aircraft.

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
on Twitter.

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.

For more information on the Pratt & Whitney PurePower engine, visit
www.purepowerengines.com

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Sara Banda              Leo Makowski
860-565-4031            860-565-1655
sara.banda@pw.utc.com  leo.makowski@pw.utc.com 

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney

Website: http://www.pratt-whitney.com
 
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