Pratt & Whitney announced today that China Airlines will join its growing network of shops that maintain Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. Through its MRO division, China Airlines will provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for the PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo family at its facility in Taiwan. The facility will offer full disassembly, assembly and test capability.
“We are excited to welcome China Airlines to the GTF MRO network,” said Dave Emmerling, vice president, Commercial Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney. “They are an experienced and capable MRO service provider that is ready to invest and grow with the network. Our relationship with China Airlines dates back over 60 years to when they first began operating aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines, and we look forward to this new chapter in our history.”
China Airlines has ordered up to 30 GTF-powered Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes 25 firm A321neo aircraft with purchase options for an additional five aircraft, and represents a combination of new aircraft purchases from Airbus and leased aircraft.
“We are excited to join the GTF MRO network and to build upon our long relationship with Pratt & Whitney,” said Mr. Houng Wang, Senior Vice President, China Airlines. “GTF engines are powering the aircraft that will be connecting Asia for years to come and China Airlines is honored to be a part of it.”
China Airlines’ facility will become the seventh in Asia supporting GTF MRO work, alongside Ameco and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai in China, Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore, as well as IHI, KHI and MHIAEL in Japan.
The growing GTF MRO network is comprised of the industry’s leading MRO companies. There are nine active GTF MRO engine centers. The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise® service solutions, which provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services resulting in long-term, sustainable value.
Source: Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company (NYSE:UTX)
Date: Dec 18, 2020