Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engine MRO Network Continues to Grow Capacity, Capabilities
MRO EUROPE, October 16, 2018 – 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. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“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,” said Joe Sylvestro, vice president, Aftermarket Operations, Pratt & Whitney. “Through the first half of the year, we saw GTF MRO output double over last year, a significant milestone across the network. At Pratt & Whitney, we’re 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 centers 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. As engine volume grows, the network will continue to expand to include other worldwide airline, MRO and repair facilities.
“Today, the growing GTF MRO network spans three continents, and we expect the network to expand to eight engine centers by 2020,” said Eva Azoulay, vice president, Engine Services, Pratt & Whitney. “We’re excited to see the network continue to grow, increase output and be able to support airlines with a variety of aftermarket services.”
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. Visit http://www.EngineWise.com/contact for an interactive map of GTF MRO network providers and respective locations.
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