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China Airlines Joins Pratt & Whitney’s GTF MRO Network

China Airlines will join the growing global network of shops that maintain Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. The carrier’s MRO division will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the PW1100G-JM engine for the Airbus A320neo aircraft at their Taiwan facility.

China Airlines Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (December 17, 2020), Pratt & Whitney announced that China Airlines has joined their growing global network of shops which service GTF engines. The carrier’s MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) Division will provide services for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo Family of aircraft at their facility in Taiwan. China Airline’s facility will offer full disassembly, assembly and test capabilities. With the new services, China Airlines becomes the seventh Asian facility supporting GTF MRO work along with 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. In Thursday’s announcement, Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President – Commercial Aftermarket, Dave Emmerling, said,

“We are excited to welcome China Airlines to the GTF MRO network. 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.”

Also commenting on the new GTF MRO shop, China Airlines’ Senior Vice President, Mr. Houng Wang, added,

“We are excited to join the GTF MRO network and to build upon our long relationship with Pratt & Whitney. 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 will join Pratt & Whitney’s growing network of shops that maintain Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines. China Airlines’ facility will become the seventh in Asia supporting GTF MRO work - Courtesy Pratt & Whitney

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. In 2020, the company is celebrating their 95th year in business.

Source: Pratt & Whitney


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