Pratt Adds Iberia Maintenance To GTF MRO Network
Spain-based Iberia Maintenance has signed terms to service PW1100G engines for Pratt & Whitney.
The MRO unit of Iberia Airlines confirmed it will service the engines with full disassembly, assembly and test capability for the A320neo powerplant in an announcement made at Aviation Week’s MRO Europe in London on Wednesday (Oct. 18).
It expects to receive its first engine sometime in 2023 and will initially carry out lighter engine repair services such as hospital shop visits before eventually ramping up to full overhaul capability later in the decade.
Engine work will be conducted at its facility in Madrid, where Iberia Maintenance also services CFM56, V2500 and RB211-535 engines.
The MRO provider also has approvals for LEAP-1A and -1B engine maintenance.
Iberia Maintenance becomes the seventh European engine center to join the geared turbofan (GTF) MRO network. Existing members in the continent include MTU Aero Engines and two Lufthansa Technik facilities in Germany; EME Aero in Poland; OGMA in Portugal; and SR Technics in Switzerland.
Andy Best, Iberia Maintenance chief technical officer, says that by further developing its engine business, Iberia Maintenance will further consolidate its position as a "full service provider in single aisle fleets."
Marc Meredith, executive director of GTF engine aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney, adds: “With increasing engine orders, we continue to grow our MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers worldwide to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers. Already a proven MRO provider for the V2500 engine, Iberia Maintenance’s skill and experience will be a strong asset to the GTF MRO network.”