Pratt & Whitney has completed the transformation of its West Palm Beach Engine Center into a fully-capable GTF MRO shop.
“This is more than just a shop; this is an investment in the future of our company to be even more customer-focused and customer-driven,” said Mary Anne Cannon, vice president, West Palm Beach Site Development and Operations, Pratt & Whitney. “All of the equipment and systems were designed with adaptability in mind. We took what we learned when we were an OEM shop and made refinements to ensure cost savings, efficiency, reduced turn times as well as capability and EH&S improvements along the way.”
The engine center is the first Pratt & Whitney MRO facility to adopt an automated system that assembles the high pressure compressor rotor assembly with minimal variation and higher yield, resulting in streamlined turn times and improved reliability of outputs. The facility also features a refined overhead engine handling system, resulting in more efficient, cost-effective processes with improvements to safety and ergonomics.
“It is critical that we arm our employees with the latest technologies and processes so that at the end of the day we most effectively uphold our commitments to our customers,” said Rob Griffiths, vice president, MRO Engine Centers – North American & Turkey, Global Operational Readiness, Pratt & Whitney.
The GTF MRO network is part of the company’s EngineWise service solutions, which provides engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services.
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