Incheon Aviation Tech (IAT), a joint venture between Korean Air and Pratt & Whitney, has opened a new engine test cell.
In the first phase of IAT’s ‘Plane-Engine Maintenance Centre’ project, the Korean MRO said the Incheon-based facility is capable of testing large engines with a thrust of up to 150,000 pounds.
The firm said after opening the test cell, it will now move into the second phase of the project which will see the construction of an engine maintenance centre with plans to eventually offer comprehensive engine MRO services.
Formed in 2010, Korean Air and Pratt own 90 per cent and 10 per cent of IAT respectively.
The MRO holds capabilities for assembly, disassembly, component repairs and performance testing of engines.