This news is classified in: Aviation Engines / Power / Fuel MRO
Apr 21, 2023
With estimated demand for more than 30,000 single-aisle aircraft expected in the next 20 years, Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business, is expanding its global footprint and enhancing capabilities of the network of GTF maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. In the last four years, the GTF MRO network has more than doubled in size, and now has 12 active locations around the world with an additional seven expected to be online by 2025.
“Pratt & Whitney has more than 10,000 GTF engine orders and commitments from more than 90 customers today,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, vice president, Aftermarket Global Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “Our customers’ needs are at the forefront (of our decisions) when investing in capacity, capabilities and technologies — to ensure operational efficiency to quickly overhaul engines and return them to service.”
Already in 2023, both Delta TechOps and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. (MHIAEL) celebrated facility expansions, exemplifying the investments being made to support the growing fleet of GTF engines. In the past 12 months, Pratt & Whitney welcomed Iberia Maintenance, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, and SR Technics to the network. It also announced the first PW1100G-JM inductions at MHIAEL in Japan and Ameco in China, the first PW1900G induction at EME Aero, and celebrated the expansion of Delta TechOps.
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Pratt & Whitney remains focused on attracting key talent to support the GTF MRO network. Since the first quarter of 2022, Pratt & Whitney has hired over 1,400 global employees with plans to hire an additional 700 this year to bolster the growth of its global MRO footprint.