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Pratt & Whitney, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Announce Japan’s Second Operational GTF MRO Facility

Our Bureau - : Mar 14, 2023 - : 7:07 am

The Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO network has a second operational facility in Japan, and its 11th worldwide.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines Ltd. (MHIAEL), part of Japanese Aero Engine Corporation and a Pratt & Whitney maintenance partner since the Wasp engine and most recently the PW4000 and V2500 engines, recently inducted their first PW1100G-JM engine at their facility in Komaki, Japan. The shop now offers full disassembly, assembly and test capability for the A320neo family, bringing more immediate support for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are constantly evaluating the size and shape of the GTF MRO network to ensure that it can support the growing fleet and customer demand for aftermarket service anywhere in the world. Since 2019, the number of shops in the network has doubled,” said Kevin Kirkpatrick, vice president of Aftermarket Global Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “MHIAEL’s experience has already been demonstrated by their work supporting Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000 engine and the IAE V2500 engine. We are excited to be working with them in a larger capacity.”

MHIAEL is one of several facilities in Asia supporting GTF MRO work, alongside Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore, IHI in Japan and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai in China. There are currently 11 active GTF MRO engine centers worldwide.


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