Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on Air Costa Order for 50 Embraer Jets

  Pratt & Whitney to Provide Fuel Efficient PurePower® Engines on Air Costa
                          Order for 50 Embraer Jets

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2014

SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --SINGAPORE AIR SHOW --Pratt & Whitney
will provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, with an
additional 50 purchase rights, for an order announced today by Embraer and Air
Costa. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018. The PurePower Geared
Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family has more than 5,000 orders and commitments,
including options. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp.
(NYSE: UTX).

"Our goal is to improve connectivity within India, more specifically, the
secondary and tertiary cities," said Lingamaneni Ramesh, Chairman, Air Costa.
"We believe that Embraer's E2 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney's PurePower
engines will help us reach that goal."

"Pratt & Whitney is a key partner of the E-Jets E2 program, supporting Embraer
to deliver to the market the best aircraft in its category," said Paulo Cesar
Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "Our technological
development plan focuses on investigating and developing solutions for
upcoming industry challenges, and the GTF engine is helping us get to where we
need to be with our E2 aircraft."

From light weight fan blades, cutting-edge materials and coatings, to advanced
airfoil cooling, the suite of technologies in the GTF engine delivers the high
efficiency with lower temperatures that drive improved durability with a lower
overall cost of ownership.

"We are very proud that Air Costa has chosen to expand its fleet with
PurePower engines on E-Jets E2 aircraft," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt
& Whitney Commercial Engines. "Already more than 50 customers from around the
globe are showing their confidence in our PurePower engine technology, which
has completed more than 7,600 hours of ground and flight testing."

Air Costa is an Indian regional airline based in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
It is part of the LEPL Group and commenced scheduled operations in October
2013 using two Embraer E170 aircraft. Air Costa currently operates services
with two-class E170 and E190 equipment on regional services through southern
India. For more information, please visit www.aircosta.in.

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world's largest
manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil's leading
exporters. Embraer's headquarters is located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao
Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service
facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded
in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and
systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and
security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to
customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br.

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. To learn more about UTC,
visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.

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 and practices, 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.

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