EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 20, 2020 – The global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities that service Pratt & Whitney’s GTF™ engines continues to grow with the addition of new facilities, more capacity and added capabilities. Pratt & Whitney, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), and its partners are focused on ensuring GTF engines are ready for service as we enter the industry recovery and the fleet continues to grow.
In the first half of 2020, the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO network expanded to nine facilities, including Delta TechOps in the United States and EME Aero in Poland. Air India Engineering Services Limited(AIESL) was announced as a provider of maintenance services in support of GTF operators in India and the surrounding region. In addition, Pratt & Whitney’s North Berwick facility will expand to provide maintenance for high pressure turbine and high pressure compressor modules.
“Through the first half of the year we saw the GTF MRO network reach significant milestones, all of which help us better serve our customers,” said Joe Sylvestro, vice president, Aftermarket Operations, Pratt & Whitney. “We’re continuing to invest in our facilities to deliver engines faster, and with the highest quality, to make sure our airline customers are ready to fly as demand returns.”
Pratt & Whitney has also developed “quick-turn” shop visit capability to incorporate product upgrades into the PW1100G-JM engine at sites across the network. The company recently completed its 100th quick-turn shop visit, which took place at the Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services Asia facility in Singapore. These upgrades are improving the reliability and durability of the engine, which now has a world-class dispatch reliability of 99.97%.
The expanding GTF MRO network is comprised of the industry’s leading MRO companies, including Pratt & Whitney, MTU Aero Engines, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC), Lufthansa Technik(LHT) and Delta TechOps.
“Today, the growing GTF network spans three continents, ensuring world-class service for every GTF customer, regardless of their location,” said Dave Emmerling, vice president, Commercial Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney. “We are committed to securing additional capacity as the GTF fleet continues to grow across the globe.”
The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney EngineWise™ service solutions. EngineWise offers a variety of aftermarket services to help aircraft owners and operators maximize the value of their assets over the long term. Visit http://www.enginewise.com/contact for an interactive map of GTF MRO network providers and respective locations.