FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19, 2010. Vietnam Airlines has signed a ten-year fleet management program agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners covering the airline’s fleet of PW4090 engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
“We are pleased to select Pratt & Whitney for our fleet management needs for our PW40906 engines,” said Pham Ngoc Minh, president and CEO for Vietnam Airlines. “As an established OEM, we are confident that Pratt & Whitney’s experience and flexibility will enhance our operations.”
“This agreement represents our first fleet management program with Vietnam Airlines,” said Todd Kallman, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services. “We look forward to providing outstanding service and support to Vietnam Airlines through our Global Service Partners network.”
Vietnam Airlines Corporation is the national flag carrier of Vietnam. It is headquartered in the Long Bien district of Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 62 destinations in 19 countries.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total 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.