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Air India chooses Pratt & Whitney AeroPower for power unit repair support.

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Pratt & Whitney AeroPower, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), said it has signed a long-term repair support agreement for the APS5000 auxiliary power unit (APU) with Air India Ltd., for its fleet of seven future and 20 existing Boeing 787-8 series aircraft.

The support agreement covers repairs of the APU and its line replaceable units (LRU).

"We are delighted to foster our long-term relationship with Air India by expanding our scope of value-added services to include support of their 787 fleet," said Marty Kessell, general manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower. "This program closely aligns with Air India's emphasis on affordability with flexibility to develop internal capability at an appropriate time in the future. It also builds on our long-term APU support relationship already in place with Air India through almost 20 years of operating and repairing the PW901A APU installed in their B747-400."

The Pratt & Whitney APS5000 APU system is installed on all Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes and is the world's first commercial all-electric APU. Its low noise and emissions make it the most environmentally friendly APU on the market today. APUs provide secondary power for main engine starting, cabin air conditioning and electric power for aircraft while on the ground and can also provide electric power during in-flight operation.

Air India Pte. Ltd. is the third largest carrier in India and currently operates flights between India's gateway cities to major destinations around the world.

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.

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