Singapore Airlines Cargo Selects Pratt & Whitney for $500 Million Maintenance Contract

Written by thomas · Filed Under Commercial 

September 16, 2008


EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Singapore
Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) signed a 10-year, more than $500 million Fleet
Management Program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners.
Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

The agreement covers 13 Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft powered by Pratt
& Whitney PW4000-94″ engines and six spare engines. SIA Cargo is one of the
world’s largest operators of B747-400 freighters, and has a route network
that covers 74 destinations in 39 countries.

“Our customers expect high service and operating standards from us. It
is essential for us to partner with an organization that shares our service
philosophy and one that is globally known for its technical excellence in
engine manufacturing and maintenance. Pratt & Whitney is driven by these
values and is recognized as a leading player in the global maintenance and
repair industry. We are therefore proud that they are our Fleet Management
Program partner,” said Tan Tiow Kor, senior vice president, sales &
marketing, SIA Cargo.

“We are happy to have the opportunity to support Singapore Airlines
Cargo, which is a renowned carrier, for the next decade. Fuel prices now
can comprise nearly half of an airline’s operating cost, but effective
engine maintenance and service can save money by keeping engines in
operation longer,” said Tom Mayes, vice president, engine centers, Pratt &
Whitney Global Service Partners.

Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. is the world’s fourth largest
international cargo airline in terms of load tonne-kilometres carried, and
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). On July
1, 2001, Singapore Airlines Cargo assumed the entire cargo operations of
SIA and commenced business as an all-cargo airline.

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is the industry’s only
OEMRO(TM) and is a full service provider for engines made by Pratt &
Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and
CFMI. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and
service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas
turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the global
aerospace and commercial building industries.

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