Aeromexico Awards Five-Year Maintenance Agreement to Pratt & Whitney

29 March 2003

Aerovias de has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide repair services for the thrust reversers on PW2037 engines that power the airline's Boeing 757 fleet. The contract has an estimated value of $3 million U.S. dollars.

Pratt & Whitney Composites Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., a wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney H.A.C., will provide repair services for thrust reversers on the 18 engines that power nine aircraft. This is the first long-term maintenance agreement for the facility that opened in 2002 in Tijuana, Mexico. Pratt & Whitney Composites Mexico is the only U.S.-owned company in Mexico to have repair licenses from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and DGAC, the government aviation agency of Mexico. World- class capabilities include a half-million-dollar autoclave (the largest oven of its kind in Latin America), an advanced chemical etch line, and state-of- the-art clean room facilities.

"We are extremely pleased to expand Pratt & Whitney's relationship with Aeromexico," said Jerry Tarnacki, director of Pratt & Whitney's global part repair and services group. "We are dedicated to providing world-class service to customers across Latin America and around the world. We are delighted with this opportunity to serve Aeromexico with the world's most advanced materials technology."

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