Boeing (NYSE: BA), through its subsidiary Aviall, has extended its relationship with Pratt & Whitney Canada by entering into an agreement, under which Aviall is responsible for distributing new PW980 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) spare parts to engine customers worldwide, the company said.
APUs are gas turbine engines providing bleed air for cabin air conditioning, main engine start capability, electrical power and in-flight backup power.
Pratt & Whitney Canada´s PW980 part is the largest APU in commercial airline service, designed specifically for the Airbus A380 wide-body jet liner fleet.
Headquartered in Dallas, Aviall Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.