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Pratt & Whitney to supply engines to Chinese aerospace firm

Quebec-based Pratt & Whitney will supply PW150C engines to AVIC Aircraft Co., Ltd.

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW150 series turboprop engine. PHOTO Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW150 series turboprop engine. PHOTO Pratt & Whitney Canada

LONGUEUIL, Que.—United Technologies Corp. subsidiary Pratt & Whitney Canada has been selected by a Chinese aerospace company to supply engines for its new regional aircraft.

The Quebec-based firm said it will soon supply its PW150C turboprop engine for the new MA700 regional aircraft built by AVIC Aircraft Co., Ltd.

“We are honoured to support … AVIC in the launch of the state-of-the-art MA700 aircraft with the latest member of our PW100/PW150 engine family,” president John Saabas said in a statement.

“This engine selection comes as the PW100/PW150 is celebrating 30 years of leadership in the regional turboprop segment this year and further underscores its reputation as the engine of choice of aircraft manufacturers.”

Pratt & Whitney has manufacturing operations in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Financial details of its deal with AVIC were not disclosed.

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