Indian airline IndiGo has enlisted Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) to provide engine maintenance support for the PW127M engines powering its future fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft.
The contract for PW&C’s Fleet Management Program (FMP) offering will run for 10 years and will start from the date of each engine’s entry into service.
An extension option has also been included in the agreement. IndiGo has a large order in place for the 72-600s, with its first delivery anticipated for late-2017.
Deliveries will continue at a steady pace next year with 20 aircraft expected to be in the IndiGo fleet by December 2018.
The regional jets will be used on domestic routes in India.
“This FMP will provide IndiGo with hands-on support as the engines progressively enter into service on the airline's new ATR72-600 fleet,” said Frédéric Lefebvre, vice president, regional airlines, P&WC.
Also included in the agreement is IndiGo using PW&C’S FAST prognostics solution, which aims for the maximizing of aircraft availability, effective compliance and the optimization of maintenance scheduling.