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China Airlines Officially Inducts Their First Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine

Pratt & Whitney has today announced that China Airlines has officially inducted their first GTF engine. China Airlines now marks the 14th active location and P&W’s sixth Asia-Pacific location for PW1100G-JM engine overhaul.

China Airlines Airbus A321neo Rendering - Courtesy China Airlines

On Wednesday (October 4, 2023), Pratt & Whitney announced that China Airlines has officially inducted their first GTF engine. In 2023, the engine manufacturer announced three facility expansions and three shop activations across the global GTF MRO network, a doubling in size in only four years. With today’s announcement, China Airlines marks the network’s 14th active location, and the sixth in the Asia Pacific region for PW1100G-JM engine overhaul, joining Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore and IHI and MHI in Japan, as well as MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and Ameco Beijing in China. By 2025, Pratt & Whitney expects to have 19 GTF MRO shops online. The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise® solutions, which provides operators with a range of aftermarket services.

Speaking at the carrier’s Taiwan facility on Wednesday, China Airlines’ Vice President, Jung-Hui Lee, said,

“With the induction of our first GTF engine, we continue to build upon our longstanding relationship with Pratt & Whitney. The GTF engine is one of the industry's most fuel-efficient engines and we're confident that it will pave the way towards a more sustainable future. We look forward to growing our capabilities with today's most advanced technology to be ready to meet the needs of current and future operators, many of them here in Asia.”

Also commenting on the GTF engine induction at China Airlines, Pratt & Whitney’s VP – GTF Engines Aftermarket, Marc Meredith, added,

“We are aggressively pursuing strategic collaborations to grow GTF MRO network capabilities. Our relationship with China Airlines dates back more than six decades, when they began operating aircraft powered by our Twin Wasp engines.”

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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