EgyptAir awarded Pratt & Whitney a 13-year service agreement to maintain the airline's 13 PW4090 engines. The agreement is valued at more than $200 million USD. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company.

As part of the agreement, Pratt & Whitney will manage a customized maintenance plan tailored specifically for the maintenance needs of EgyptAir's PW4090 fleet. The plan includes part repair and replacement services, engine health monitoring and engine maintenance training.

"Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners presented the most comprehensive solution for our engine maintenance needs while meeting our cost targets," said Eng. Abdel Aziz Fadel, chairman of EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering Company. "We have a long-standing partnership with Pratt & Whitney and know we can count on the company's dependable engines and service."

"Beginning with our Wasp engine, we powered many different aircraft in EgyptAir's fleet over the years and offered the best maintenance solution based on our deep understanding of the airline's needs," said Jim Keenan, senior vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. "We congratulate EgyptAir on celebrating 75 years of service this year and look forward to our continued partnership with this 13-year service agreement."

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider of Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI engines. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers improved engine performance and increased asset value through a broad portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally-friendly on-wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs and new and repaired parts.

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.