Top MRO global companies to service Geared Turbofan engines
April 10, 2018: In a strategic move to service its game-changing Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies, has assembled top notch global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies.
GTF engines are currently being maintained by a network of the industry's top MRO companies, including Pratt & Whitney, MTU Aero Engines (MTU), Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) and Lufthansa Technik (LHT).
As engine volume grows, the network will continue to include other worldwide airline and MRO facilities.
“Operators can expect the highest level of aftermarket support from the GTF MRO network providers,” said Eva Azoulay, vice president, engine services, Pratt & Whitney.
“Today, the growing GTF network spans across three continents, which ensures world-class quality service for every GTF customer, regardless of their location. We will continue to add capacity and experience, as we see shop visits increasing over the next several years. These efforts are truly changing the global MRO landscape,” said Azoulay.
The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney's EngineWise service portfolio, which provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services, which offers long-term and sustainable value.
“The advantage of EngineWise comes with our commitment to advance and integrate our engine expertise, and fleet intelligence into service offerings for our customers,” said Azoulay.
“EngineWise allows our customers to optimise engine performance to keep their businesses running smoothly and efficiently,” he said.
Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center, located in Columbus, USA, became the first GTF engine MRO facility to maintain Geared Turbofan engines in 2016. Additionally, Pratt & Whitney's Eagle Services Asia facility based in Singapore expects to begin servicing PW1100G-JM engines next year.