Engines In Service With Over 9,000 Customers
Whitney Canada had a major announcement Tuesday at EBACE 2007, now
underway in Geneva, Switzerland: the company's in-service fleet of
42,000 engines has accumulated over 500 million flying hours, the
equivalent of covering the distance to the sun and back more than
"This is a remarkable and industry-leading milestone," said
Alain M. Bellemare, President, P&WC and Executive Vice
President, Pratt & Whitney Group Strategy & Development.
"Based on the number of flight hours accumulated per year, it means
that a P&WC-powered aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in
the world every two seconds. It confirms once again that the Pratt
& Whitney Eagle is everywhere!"
P&WC engines are currently in service in 194 countries
around the world, providing power to over 9,000 customers in a wide
range of business, general, utility and regional aircraft and
"P&WC has garnered an impressive share of world markets by
building engines synonymous with dependability, reliability and
value to meet our customers' needs," said Maria Della Posta, Vice
President, Customer Support, P&WC.
"This is underscored by the fact that the majority of the
engines we produced more than 40 years ago are still in operation
and providing customers with outstanding performance."
Based in Longueuil, Quebec, Pratt & Whitney Canada designs,
manufactures and services aircraft engines powering business,
general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The
company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas