Pratt & Whitney has been ramping up its aftermarket network following the introduction of the GTF engine into service.
MTU Aero Engines
Credit: MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines' repair business, MTU Maintenance, carries out MRO services on the GTF engine family from its main commercial maintenance facility in Hanover, Germany.
Credit: Lufthansa Technik
Lufthansa Technik was among the first members of the GTF network, joining mid-2016. The German MRO carries out a full range of repairs on the engine type from its engine shop in Hamburg.
Japanese Aero Engines Corp.
Credit: Japanese Aero Engines Corp.
Also among the first members of the repair network was Japanese Aero Engine Corp, parent of companies including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines.
U.S. maintenance provider Delta TechOps joined the network in 2019 and completed its first maintenance work on a PW1100G engine in September of this year. The induction was a heavy maintenance visit where the engine was almost fully disassembled to perform targeted hardware upgrades. The full disassembly allowed for Delta TechOps teams to train, achieve certification to perform PW1100G-JM procedures, and start development of in-house repair capability, the company says.
EME Aero Kicks Off PW1000G Engine Services
EME Aero, the Lufthansa Technik-MTU Aero Engines joint venture, joined the GTF network this year. From its facility in Poland, which is designed to accommodate up to 450 shop visits annually, EME Aero has so far re-delivered approximately 21 PW1100G engines.
Air India Engineering Services
Credit: Air India Engineering Services
Air India Engineering Services was confirmed as a Pratt GTF MRO provider in March of this year. AIESL will provide the maintenance services for Indian operators of the PW1100G-JM engine variant from its shop in Mumbai. At the time, the company says it intended to adopt a phased approach for implementing the engine repairs. First, it started with engine upgrade and module exchange capabilities.
Credit: Ameco Beijing
In September of this year, Ameco Beijing became the 10th member of the GTF MRO network. The Air China-Lufthansa Technik joint venture will repair the PW1100G-JM powering A320neo family from its engine shop in Beijing.
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Alverca, Portugal-based OGMA became a Pratt & Whitney-authorized maintenance center for the geared turbofan engine in November. OGMA will invest €74 million ($87.4 million) over the next four years to set up the capability to maintain, repair and overhaul the PW1100G-JM engines that power the Airbus A320neo family.
The past few years have seen Pratt & Whitney grow its network of aftermarket repair specialists to cater for repair demand on the growing PW1000G engine family.