South Pratt & Whitney Aero Engine Company Celebrates 20 Year Partnership of Proven Success

South Pratt & Whitney Aero Engine Company Celebrates 20 Year Partnership of Proven Success

AIR SHOW CHINA , Zhuhai, November 6 , 2018 South Pratt & Whitney Aero Engine Company (SPWAEC) recently celebrated its 20-year partnership of proven success. SPWAEC is a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada and AECC South Industry Company Limited, a subsidiary of Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), manufacturing aircraft engine parts for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s civil engine business. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“We’re proud to celebrate two decades’ collaboration with our partner. It’s our employees’ full dedication and relenting focus on quality and efficiency that led to today’s success.” said Lienjing (LJ) Chen, managing director, China Operations, Pratt & Whitney. “This important milestone demonstrates Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to China’s aviation market and our continued collaboration with the industry.”

 Established in 1998, SPWAEC specializes in manufacturing integrally bladed rotors (IBRs), impellers, light alloy cases, shafts and advanced critical rotating parts for various Pratt & Whitney Canada civil engine families. To date SPWAEC has manufactured and delivered a total of more than 130,000 engine parts.

"We have built a strong partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada over the past 20 years," said Peng Jianwu, executive director, South Industry Company Limited, AECC. "Looking ahead, we are fully confident to continue to grow our partnership and achieve greater success for years to come."

Along the journey, SPWAEC has had an important role in supporting the regional aviation growth in China. SPWAEC is the proud manufacturer of the shaft parts for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW127 engines that power the MA60 aircraft and the impellers for PW150C engines which power the MA700 aircraft. MA60 and MA700 are two regional turboprop aircraft that are developed by Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

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