Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Company Limited ("Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center") recently celebrated its five-year anniversary with the accomplishment of two major milestones: delivery of the 400th overhauled CFM56®1 engine to its customer and joint venture partner China Eastern Airlines, and achievement of 3 million consecutive operation hours without a lost time accident. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"We're excited to celebrate our fifth anniversary with such achievement," said Roger Retana, general manager, Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center. "In the past five years, Pratt & Whitney and China Eastern Airlines have built a solid partnership with seamless collaboration and together, we have achieved remarkable progress. Our world-class services are chosen by customers including the third-party airlines and overseas customers around the world."
"The development of the Shanghai Engine Center in the past five years is a story of success and growth," said Feng Liang, China Eastern Airlines executive and Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center's board chairman. "Combining OEM experience with airline operational knowledge, this strategic partnership between Pratt & Whitney and China Eastern Airlines provides customers with a resource of highly dependable services at enhanced efficiency and competitive cost."
"The milestones that we achieved today reflect the contribution of our employees, the collaboration between Pratt & Whitney and China Eastern Airlines, as well as our commitment to providing the best services and optimal value for our customers," added Retana. "We look forward to continuously building a safe work environment for our employees and further developing the Pratt & Whitney Shanghai Engine Center into the service partner of choice for the industry."
Source: Pratt & Whitney
Date: Nov 11, 2014