PARIS, June 18, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Azul Linhas Aereas, a Brazilian airline, signed a 12-year EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement for engine maintenance for the airline’s fleet of 51 Embraer E190/E195-E2 aircraft, which are powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1900G engine.
“With our new fleet of Embraer E190/E195-E2 aircraft, we will realize the economic and environmental advantages of the GTF engine,” said John Rodgerson, CEO at Azul Linhas Aereas. “The service agreement with Pratt & Whitney will allow us to achieve the highest levels of efficiency and reliability.”
Azul Linhas Aereas is the launch customer for the Embraer E195-E2 aircraft and will receive their first aircraft later this year.
“We are excited to provide Azul Linhas Aereas with our EngineWise portfolio of services,” said Rick Deurloo, chief customer officer and senior vice president, Customers at Pratt & Whitney. “The airline will benefit from our latest customer and digital solutions, and we look forward to building on this partnership in the coming years.”
Pratt & Whitney's EngineWise service portfolio provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services to maximize engine performance and fleet availability. Visit http://www.EngineWise.com/contact for an interactive map of GTF MRO network providers and respective locations.
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