FL Technics Adds 787, GTF Engine Capabilities

FL Technics engine repair shop MRO.
The new capabilities focus on new generation aircraft and engines.
Credit: FL Technics

Lithuanian MRO provider FL Technics has introduced two new services related to Boeing 787 aircraft and Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.

First, the company has received EASA Part 145 approval that will enable it to begin line maintenance for the 787. This offering, according to FL Technics, will open new opportunities for the widebody market across its global line maintenance network, which numbers more than 70 locations.

As the widebody segment slowly recovers post-COVID-19, the volume of 787 aircraft in the global fleet is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 7% from this year through to 2031, according to Aviation Week’s Fleet & MRO Forecast data.

Second, FL Technics has also been certified for borescope inspections of PW1100G engines, used to power Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Like with the Boeing 787, FL Technics foresees strong demand for the engine type.

Along with the rival LEAP engine series, Aviation Week’s Fleet & MRO Forecast data expects the PW1100G to be a cornerstone of the future narrowbody engine segment, with just under 6,000 deliveries expected from this year through to 2031. 

Aviation Week predicts 7,882 PW1100G engines will be in-service by 2031.

Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, says the two new extended capabilities “illustrates the effort and competence of our maintenance teams.” He adds: “As a result, we are now set to further expand the scope of our current partnerships and develop new business cases across our global MRO network.”

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.