ANA Becomes the First Japanese Airline to Transform Aviation with Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engines


EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Monday, December 19, 2016

ANA has become the first Japanese carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A320neo, powered by the revolutionary technology in the PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine developed by Pratt & Whitney. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

"We are thrilled to see the PurePower Geared Turbofan enter into service with ANA and for the first time in Japan," said Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Commercial Engine Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. "Pratt & Whitney continues to drive the transformation of aviation and the GTF engine continues to demonstrate its ability to reduce engine fuel burn by 16 percent, regulated emissions by 50 percent and noise footprint by 75 percent*."

Pratt & Whitney has announced and unannounced firm and option orders for the PurePower engine from more than 80 customers in more than 30 countries.

ANA is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at 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 levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production, support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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*A320neo engines compared to 737-800 engines

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