Pratt & Whitney extends joint venture agreement for customer training center in Beijing

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, said it has signed a 15-year renewal for its joint venture agreement between United Technologies Far East Ltd. and the China Aviation Supplies (CAS) holding company to support the Pratt & Whitney customer training center located in Beijing, China.

The customer training center has been in operation for more than a decade and has provided tailored customer technical training courses regarding Pratt & Whitney and V2500 engines for more than 14,000 students based in China, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, and Korea. Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines AG engines power a fleet of more than 1,200 aircraft in China.

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