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Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance Induct First Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine

Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance have inducted their first Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine. The company joined the GTF MRO network in 2022 with disassembly, assembly and test capability for PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220 Family.


AFI KLM E&M Induct Their First Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

On Monday (June 26, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced that Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has inducted their first GTF engine. The organization joined Pratt & Whitney’s GTF MRO network in 2022 with disassembly, assembly and test capabilities for the PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220 Family of aircraft. In 2021, Air France selected 60 A220-300 jets with an option for up to 60 more, all powered exclusively by GTF engines. Air France currently operates 24 A220-300s.


In Monday’s announcement, AFI KLM E&M’s Executive Vice President, Anne Brachet, said,


“With the induction of our first GTF engine, we’re growing our capabilities with today's most advanced technologies. Our ability to overhaul geared turbofan engines strengthens our expertise in the world's most innovative architectures, so we're ready to meet the needs of current and future operators – many of them right here in Europe.”


Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President – GTF Engine Aftermarket, Marc Meredith, added,


“Pratt & Whitney has announced two facility expansions and three partner shop activations across our network in the first half of this year alone. With the fleet growing at such a rapid pace, it is more critical than ever to ensure that our network has world-class MRO providers like AFI KLM E&M to provide top-notch services in close proximity to our customers.”


Over the last four years, Pratt & Whitney’s GTF MRO network has more than doubled, with AFI KLM E&M becoming the 13th active location. The Air-France KLM Group’s engineering and maintenance arm becomes one of several distinguished providers in Europe supporting GTF MRO work, and becomes the third facility in the region to provide full disassembly, assembly and test capability for the PW1500G engine.


A division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), Pratt & Whitney is a global leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for commercial, military, regional, business and general aviation aircraft. Pratt & Whitney is known for their innovative technologies such as the Geared Turbofan (GTF) commercial aircraft engine and the PW800 business jet engine.



Source: Pratt & Whitney

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