OGMA Adds PW1900G Capabilities

OGMA will invest €80 million mostly in the first four years of the PW1900G project.
Credit: Guy Norris/Aviation Week

Portugal-based MRO company OGMA is to offer maintenance services for the Pratt & Whitney PW1900G engines that power Embraer 190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft.

Wit OGMA 65% owned by Embraer, the announcement is unsurprising, especially given that OGMA is already part of Pratt’s maintenance network for the Airbus A320neo’s PW1100G engines.

To broaden its capabilities to the PW1900G, OGMA will invest €80 million ($90.4 million), mostly in the first four years of the project, during which time the market for support of the young PW1900G fleet will be relatively small.

The company expects the 30-year contract with Pratt to generate more than €13 billion in revenue, although it is unclear whether this figure also includes work on the more numerous PW1100G engines.

Aviation Week Network’s Fleet & MRO forecast predicts that the global maintenance market for the PW1900G will be worth around $50 million annually in 2026 and around $230 million by 2030.

This is a small fraction of the market for PW1100G maintenance services, which is forecast to be worth $355 million next year and $3.5 billion by 2031.

“The addition of the PW1900G engine maintenance capability is an important step towards consolidating OGMA as a reference service center for GTF engines for E-Jets E2 operators, in addition to representing a reinforcement of Embraer's business diversification strategy in Portugal, contributing to the satisfaction of our customers and the generation of new revenues in the coming years”, said Johann Bordais, president and CEO of Embraer Services & Support.

For a full analysis of the aftermarket for the PW1000G family of engines, read the dedicated feature in Engine Yearbook 2022.

Alex Derber

Alex Derber, a UK-based aviation journalist, is editor of the Engine Yearbook and a contributor to Aviation Week and Inside MRO.