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Pratt & Whitney Opens PT6 Maintenance Facility in Panama City

Pratt & Whitney has appointed Mapiex Aviation S.A. in Panama City as a designated maintenance facility (DMF) to maintain a number of PT6A, PT6C and PT6T engine models flown in Central America. Mapiex will provide both line maintenance and mobile repair team (MRT) services.

Mapiex will provide maintenance services for PT6A-21, PT6A-27, PT6A-28, PT6A-34AG, PT6A-52, PT6A-60A, PT6A-114A, PT6A-135A, PT6A-140A, PT6C-67C, PT6T-3B, PT6T-3D and PT6T-3DF engines. Operators in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama will be served by Mapiex.

“We have seen growing demand for PT6 turboprop and turboshaft engines in Central America,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president, customer service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We have worked with Mapiex for several years and know firsthand that they share our commitment to exceptional quality and customer service.”

The  new DMF is the latest addition to the company’s global network of more than 40 owned and designated maintenance facilities. Earlier this year, Pratt & Whitney appointed COHC Aviation Science & Technic Co., formerly Citic Offshore Helicopter Co. in Shenzhen, China as a designated maintenance facility to maintain PT6C-67C engines for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers in China. The company also recently established facilities in North America and South America.

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