Engine Alliance, the joint venture between GE and Pratt & Whitney, has added two new engine overhaul centres to its global GP7200 engine MRO network.
The first centre is the Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre (EEMC) Dubai with the second, Pratt & Whitney Eagle Services Asia (ESA), located in Singapore.
The OEM said the new facilities will add capacity to accommodate the growing fleet of GP7200 engines powering the A380 aircraft, as they begin to enter their first performance restoration shop visits.
Iain Lachlan, divisional senior vice-president at Emirates engineering in Dubai, said: “The ability to perform maintenance work locally will translate to cost and time savings, allowing us to keep our A380 fleet running at the highest level of efficiency.”
The ESA centre in Singapore, the first GP7200 overhaul facility in Asia, was previously a centre of excellence for GP7200 low pressure compressor overhauls.