Pratt & Whitney has signed two widely differing MRO agreements this week, announcing both contracts on Nov 1.
In what appears to be the larger of the two transactions, Turkish Airlines has selected the Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines' MRO arm Turkish Technic, for a service agreement covering all of the airline's V2500 and CFM56-7b engine-overhaul requirements for up to five years.
The agreement with Turkish Airlines, which operates 99 A320ceo-family aircraft and 124 Boeing 737NGs, calls for MRO services branded under Pratt & Whitney's EngineWise brand.
Pratt & Whitney describes the contract win as one of the Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center's “largest maintenance contracts in recent history”.
The Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center began commercial operations in 2010 and draws on the MRO experience and skills of both Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Airlines.
It delivered more than 600 overhauled and repaired engines since 2010.
The other MRO deal announced by P&W this week is its agreement with Airbus aftermarket subsidiary Satair Group for Satair to become the exclusive distributor worldwide of engine-nacelle exhaust system parts for 100-inch fan-diameter models of the PW4000 turbofan engine.
These PW4000 models – the PW4164, PW4168, PW4168A and PW4170, which produce from 64,500lb to 70,000lb (231kN to 276 kN) of maximum take-off thrust – were all developed specifically to power Airbus A330ceo twin-engine widebody-family aircraft.
Satair Group will also maintain customer orders and fulfillment for the life of the program and has already taken over distribution of the parts in question.
“Through this agreement with Pratt & Whitney, we will add exhaust system parts into our parts portfolio to provide an even broader product offering to our customers,” says Steen Karsbo, vice president of business development for Satair Group. “This comes on top of the thrust-reverser component distribution agreement we signed with Pratt & Whitney in 2016.”
Satair Group, which resulted from a merger between the Airbus Material & Logistics Management division and Satair, employs more than 1,000 people in 10 locations worldwide.
Headquartered in Copenhagen and Hamburg, Satair Group provides services to customers and suppliers through sales, warehousing and service centers in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and China.