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June 17, 2013

UTC Aerospace Systems to provide Qatar Airways with a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance services

UTC Aerospace Systems has been chosen by Qatar Airways to provide a comprehensive suite of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul services for selected Airbus aircraft operated by the Qatari flag-carrier.

The agreement for services covers Airbus A300 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines and A320 airplanes powered by V2500 engines built by International Aero Engines.

The agreement between the airline and UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business is for ten years and covers full MRO services, including scheduled and unscheduled MRO, with asset and on-site support as required. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

The work will be performed at the UTC Aerospace Systems facility in Dubai, U.A.E.

“This agreement builds on the relationship we’ve built with Qatar Airways over the past few years, as we have performed MRO services on multiple aircraft platforms in their fleet,” said Marc Duvall, president of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aerostructures business unit. “Being able to provide these services in Dubai underscores the value of our global network of support. With nine nacelle MRO facilities worldwide and more than 1.2 million square feet of MRO shop space, we can provide valued customers like Qatar Airways with the speed and ease of receiving high-quality service at a location that’s convenient for them.”

A nacelle is the structure that surrounds the engine on an aircraft that improves fuel savings, reduces noise and assists in stopping the aircraft upon landing.

Qatar Airways is the national airline of the State of Qatar operating a modern fleet of 124 aircraft to 127 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America from its Doha hub.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over $50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft.

 




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