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Pratt & Whitney GTF engines MRO network facilities growing

The global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities that service Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines is rapidly growing capacity and capabilities across the network to provide the best value and highest quality maintenance support for GTF engine customers.

The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise service portfolio, which provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services to maximize engine performance and fleet availability.

Joe Sylvestro, vice president, aftermarket operations, Pratt & Whitney, said: “The GTF MRO network is laser focused on adding capacity and experience to best service our customers as we see shop visits increasing over the next several years.”

“Through the first half of the year, we saw GTF MRO output double over last year, a significant milestone across the network. At our company we are continuing to invest in our facilities and state-of-the-art technologies, especially for assembly and inspection, to deliver products quicker with the highest quality.

The GTF MRO network, comprising engine centres from the industry’s leading MRO companies, includes Pratt & Whitney, MTU Aero Engines (MTU), Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC), Lufthansa Technik (LHT) and most recently, Delta TechOps, said a statement from Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp.

As engine volume grows, the network will continue to expand to include other worldwide airline, MRO and repair facilities, it said.

Eva Azoulay, vice president, engine services, Pratt & Whitney, said: “Today, the growing GTF MRO network spans three continents, and we expect the network to expand to eight engine centres by 2020.”

“We are excited to see the network continue to grow, increase output and be able to support airlines with a variety of aftermarket services,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service