Pratt & Whitney invests $275 million in Longueuil plant

The Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine manufacturers say they will invest $275 million in its Longueuil plant over the next five years, with an additional $19 million from the Quebec government.

Quebec announces additional $19 million investment

President and CEO of Pratt & Whitney Canada, John Saabas, said the investment in the Longueuil plant will be used to manufacture parts used in the engines of the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft. (Radio Canada)

Pratt & Whitney, the aircraft engine manufacturer, says it will invest $275 million in its Longueuil plant over the next five years.

The company says the money will be used to build three new high-tech production lines and will create 90 jobs.

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois announced the province will invest an additional $19 million.

President and CEO of Pratt & Whitney Canada, John Saabas, said the investment will be used to construct an $80 million production centre to manufacture parts for the company's "PurePower" engine, fitted in the new Bombardier CSeries aircraft.

The other $195 million will be used to modernize the facility and improve operational efficiency to minimize the company's carbon footprint.

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