Pratt & Whitney Expands Service Network in China with Designated Maintenance Facility for Leonardo AW139 Customers
SHANGHAI, APRIL 16, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Citic Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) in Shenzhen, China as a Designated Maintenance Facility to maintain PT6C-67C engines for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers in China. COHC will offer line maintenance and Mobile Repair Team (MRT) services.
“Listening to the needs of our customers and bringing them the right solutions is of the utmost importance at Pratt & Whitney,” said Frederic Lefebvre, sales and marketing executive at Pratt & Whitney. “With the rapid growth of civil helicopters in China, we want to ensure our customers have more local and personal service. We are proud to launch this effort with COHC.”
Powering growth in China
Since first powering the Loening Air Yacht in China 90 years ago, Pratt & Whitney has grown its presence in major cities across the country, with 1,200 employees responsible for manufacturing, training, sales and customer service. Today, more than 3,600 Pratt & Whitney engines are in service in China, including the Pratt & Whitney GTF™, PW100, PT6A, V2500 engine and APS3200 auxiliary power units (APU). Pratt & Whitney engines and APUs currently power several domestic aircraft including the COMAC ARJ21 regional jet, the Harbin Y-12, Xi’an MA60, MA600 turboprops, and will power the MA700 regional turboprop. We also power the country’s business jet fleet with our PW300, PW500 and PW600 engines, and are proud to introduce our latest next-generation engine, the PW800.
Visit Pratt & Whitney at ABACE booth C519 between April 16 and 18 to speak with a representative about the company’s products and growing portfolio of innovative customer service programs such as the recently enhanced Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, Fleet Service Plan (FSP), Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) New Engine Option (NEO) for helicopter customers. You can also learn about our customized predictive engine health management services that include FAST™ technology so you can see inside the engine and create a more planned maintenance program as well as our brand new oil analysis technology being commercialized later in 2019.
About Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC. To receive press releases and other news directly, please sign up here. For information about UTC in China, visit www.cn.utc.com.