Showing posts with label Engines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Engines. Show all posts

08 May, 2024

AerCap confirmed new engine order

AerCap Holdings has confirmed the purchase of 150 new CFM LEAP spare engines valued at approximately $3 billion at list prices. The engines will be managed by SES. SES is a 50/50 joint-venture company between Safran and AerCap. The additional engines will deliver in line with the growing fleet of in-service Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.  

The Board has declared the initiation of the company's first quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.25 per share. This initial quarterly dividend is to be payable on June 13, 2024, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 22, 2024. The Board of Directors has also authorized a new $500 million share repurchase program through December 31, 2024. 

05 May, 2024

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada and Angola's TAAG Airlines sign Fleet Management™ Program agreement for PW150A engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada and TAAG Angola Airlines E.P., Angola's state-owned airline, have signed a six-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP) agreement. The engine maintenance services cover the airline's PW150A engines which power their fleet of Dash 8-400 regional turboprops. The agreement allows Pratt & Whitney to tailor coverage to meet the airline's operating environment. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX business.


"Airlines that provide regional connectivity such as TAAG play a vital role in helping customers travel to major urban centers, often for connections to international destinations," says Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Consequently, the dispatch reliability of regional aircraft plays a critical role in keeping the entire ecosystem operating efficiently and economically. By maintaining TAAG's PW150A engines we are helping to ensure optimal aircraft availability and engine asset management."

The agreement also includes Pratt & Whitney's proprietary oil-analysis technology and its FAST™ diagnostic and prognostic solution which captures, analyzes and wirelessly sends full-flight data intelligence to the customer within minutes of engine shutdown.

"With a roughly 75-passenger capacity, optimal fuel efficiency, and overall reliability, the PW150A-powered Dash 8-400 fits our needs," said Nelson de Oliveira, CEO, TAAG Airlines. "P&WC's FMP program is ideal for us as we can rely on the proven expertise of the engine original equipment manufacturer to ensure we gain maximum productivity and efficiency from our PW150A engines."

Fleet Management Programs are flexible, high-value maintenance planning solutions that lower operating costs and simplify fleet operations management. Tailored to suit the unique requirements of fleet operators and airlines, Pratt & Whitney's FMPs allow customers to focus on their core business and eliminate the overhead and logistical challenges of operating a maintenance facility.

The PW100/PW150 engine family powers 90 percent of 30- to 90-passenger regional turboprop aircraft operating today. These turboprop engines consume 25 to 40% less fuel and produce 50% fewer CO2 emissions than similar-sized regional jets. The engines offer airlines the best life cycle costs and help sustain an aircraft's value. In 2024, the engine family is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its entry into service.


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26 March, 2024

Another milestone in electric motor tech for H55

H55, a pioneering leader in electric aviation, is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its pursuit of certifying its electric motor technology. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has agreed to H55's Compliance Check list (CCL) for its electric motor and motor controller, demonstrating the safety and performance of the entire electric propulsion management system (EPS).

This achievement follows closely on the heels of H55's previous success in gaining approval for its battery packs and energy management systems. These two significant achievements positions H55 as the first company to satisfy all certification requirements for the entire EPS which includes the motor, motor controller, battery modules and energy management systems.

These certifications are tailored for general aviation and commuter applications with the first set of systems being integrated into certified flight trainers which will soon enter the market.

Headquartered in Switzerland, H55 is at the forefront of electric aviation, specializing in electric propulsion, battery storage, and energy management solutions. With a commitment to safety, performance, and sustainability, the company is committed to enabling the aviation industry to reach et Zero emissions, offering cutting-edge technologies for a greener and more efficient future of air travel.

The newly established agreement with EASA marks another important achievement in H55's mission to revolutionize clean aviation. It is a crucial step in securing formal certification of H55's complete electric propulsion system and an important recognition by the certification authorities on the reliability and capabilities of the company's propulsion solutions.

18 March, 2024

IAE AG successfully tests V2500 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The test demonstrates a commitment to supporting greater use of SAF


Photo IAE / Pratt & Whitney
IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) announced it has successfully tested the V2500 engine with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at MTU Maintenance Hannover, Germany. IAE is a multinational consortium comprised of Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines AG. The V2500 engine currently powers the A320ceo family aircraft and the Embraer C-390 Millenium.


IAE AG successfully tests V2500 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel


"This test with 100% SAF demonstrates that V2500 engines can continue contributing towards making aviation more sustainable in the decades ahead," said Kim Kinsley, president, IAE AG, and vice president, Mature Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "With nearly 3,000 V2500-powered aircraft in service today, IAE recognizes our important role in supporting the industry's goal to meet net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. We anticipate the majority of our eight IAE company shops will be prepared to use SAF in their operations in the next few years."

The V2500 engine test was run on 100% Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosine (HEFA-SPK) fuel supplied by Neste. HEFA-SPK is produced by hydrotreating renewable raw materials, such as waste oils or fats, into an aviation turbine fuel and is a prominent sustainable alternative to conventional jet fuels. Pratt & Whitney continues collaborating closely with the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and ASTM International towards the goal of developing future specifications for 100% SAF.

"MTU Maintenance Hannover is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul facility worldwide to carry out a 100% SAF test on a V2500," said Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. "This test demonstrates our commitment to supporting greater use of SAF across both our entire network and the broader industry. We remain dedicated to working with IAE, suppliers and partners to ensure not only that our products are capable of operating with SAF but also that our maintenance, repair and overhaul infrastructure can support all operators and owners with their SAF testing requirements."

06 March, 2024

Veryon and Rolls-Royce Deutschland enter long-term engine diagnostics platform agreement

Rolls-Royce develops and delivers complex power and propulsion solutions for safety-critical applications in the air, at sea, and on land. Our products and service packages enable our customers to connect people, societies, cultures, and economies together; they meet the growing need for power generation across multiple industries and enable governments to equip their armed forces with the power required to protect their citizens.  Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. We are committed to making our products compatible with net zero carbon emissions to meet customer demand for more sustainable solutions.
Veryon, a leading provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, recently signed a long-term agreement with Rolls-Royce Deutschland, the world's leading engine supplier in Business Aviation, for the Veryon Guided Troubleshooting product. Trusted by manufacturers, airlines and military worldwide, Veryon Guided Troubleshooting allows users to monitor, maintain and collaborate on all unscheduled maintenance. The cloud-based interactive and collaborative aircraft troubleshooting tool uses a smart diagnostic reasoning engine that continually optimizes the aviation troubleshooting process. By incorporating mechanic field experience into Veryon's troubleshooting engine, the solution dramatically improves first-time fix rates, reduces the time spent on unscheduled maintenance and facilitates aircraft to return to service more quickly.

Veryon's comprehensive fault isolation solution is used by the technical help desks and field support of Dassault, Gulfstream and Rolls-Royce, as well as service centres, aircraft operators and flight departments.

"We're honoured that Rolls-Royce has entrusted us with such an important part of how they support their global customers," said Norman Happ, chief executive officer of Veryon. "Our technology platform is ideal for customers like Rolls-Royce to accelerate return-to-service through our AI-powered continuous learning troubleshooting process. The platform is proven to support partners in reducing troubleshooting time by 50 percent and achieving a remarkable 90 percent success rate in first-time fixes."

23 February, 2024

Vietjet selects RTX's Pratt & Whitney to power 19 additional A321neo aircraft

GTF engines selected for follow-on A321neo order


Pratt & Whitney, an RTX  business, and new-age airline Vietjet announced that the airline has exercised options for an additional 19 firm GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Vietjet with engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. A signing ceremony took place at the Singapore Airshow with representatives from both companies.

Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney (left) and Dinh Viet Phuong, CEO, Vietjet (right) signing an agreement for RTX’s Pratt & Whitney to provide GTF engines for 19 additional A321neo aircraft for Vietjet.

Vietjet is a rapidly growing airline with an expansive fleet and flight network. Vietjet Chief Executive Officer Dinh Viet Phuong, said. "We continue to select and trust our partner, Pratt & Whitney, as they have long been a world leader in the aviation industry with a solid technology foundation. We are confident about the GTF-powered aircraft that provide fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. Vietjet continues to have trust and faith in the ongoing support provided by Pratt & Whitney."

Vietjet received its first A321neo aircraft in 2018 and currently operates a fleet of 24 GTF-powered A321neo aircraft. Combined with the airline's previous orders, Vietjet has committed to up to 87 aircraft of this type.

"Nearly a decade ago, Vietjet first selected the GTF engine, and we value the airline's continued trust in Pratt & Whitney to power its expanding fleet," said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "GTF engines provide Vietjet with some of the lowest fuel consumption and emissions in the region."

Vietjet is actively expanding its flight network to serve passengers throughout Vietnam, Australia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and many more intercontinental destinations. The airline aims to provide the best flying experience at the most competitive cost for passengers through strategic partnerships with leading aviation and technology partners in the industry worldwide.





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22 February, 2024

JetSMART opts for Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power its latest order of Airbus jets

JetSMART selects RTX’s Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
RTX subsidiary Pratt & Whitney, has revealed JetSMART has selected GTF engines to power an additional 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, including nine A321XLR aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide JetSMART with GTF engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement. 

JetSMART, an ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC), selected the GTF engine to power 70 A320neo family aircraft in June 2019. The airline also operates an additional 15 leased GTF powered A320neo family aircraft and a fleet of 11 A320ceo family aircraft powered by the V2500® engine.

"We are building upon our collaboration with JetSMART as they drive continued expansion in the Latin American market," said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "With unmatched fuel efficiency, payload and range, GTF engines will enable JetSMART to open new routes across South America and fly more people, farther, with less fuel and lower carbon emissions."

21 February, 2024

Pratt & Whitney ramps up aftermarket repair industrialization for GTF components in Singapore.

Pratt & Whitney confirmed during the Singapore Airshow that it is ramping up the industrialization of repairs for certain components of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines across its Singapore-based maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, including Component Aerospace Singapore, Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions, and Turbine Overhaul Services.  Repair industrialization at these three facilities has been achieved for 33 components, including seal assemblies, high-pressure compressor stator segments and vanes, and combustion chambers. An additional 25 will be completed in 2024 with another 177 parts by 2025. 

"The investment and collaboration on repair development and capacity growth within our facilities, not just in Singapore but across our global MRO network, demonstrates our commitment to customers and the GTF fleet," said Shangari Meleschi, vice president, Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific and Türkiye at Pratt & Whitney. "In addition to enhancing engine MRO efficiency, we are increasing the capabilities and productivity of our technicians and providing new opportunities for them to expand their skillset." 

Pratt & Whitney's industrialization also empowers the three repair facilities in Singapore to now perform certain tasks that were previously conducted at Eagle Services Asia as a result of the close proximity to the Singapore engine center. Leveraging this synergy, Pratt & Whitney will extend the repair offerings developed in Singapore across the GTF MRO network. Pratt & Whitney currently has 30 GTF customers with over 600 GTF-powered aircraft in the region. 


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RTX's Pratt & Whitney to power 15 additional single-aisle aircraft for Cebu Pacific Air

RTX's Pratt & Whitney to power 15 additional single-aisle aircraft for Cebu Pacific Air

Pratt & Whitney GTF engines selected for follow-on A320neo and A321neo order


Pratt & Whitney, an RTX  business, was selected by Cebu Pacific Air to provide GTF engines to power an additional 10 A321neo and five A320neo aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide Cebu Pacific with GTF engine maintenance through an EngineWise® Comprehensive service agreement.

"Pratt & Whitney has been providing GTF power to Cebu Pacific since 2019," said Rick Deurloo, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "With deliveries for this most recent order starting in 2025, the GTF engine will provide even more fuel and carbon emissions savings."

Cebu Pacific currently has 33 GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft in service. Prior to providing GTF power, Pratt & Whitney supplied JT8D engines for the airline's DC-9 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney and Cebu Pacific's relationship extends back to the 1990s.

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada adds helicopter engine overhaul capability at Singapore facility.

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced this week it will expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by creating a new overhaul line in Singapore for its PT6C-67C engines, which power the Leonardo AW139 medium-twin helicopter. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX  business.

The Singapore facility was chosen as the location for the new overhaul line in response to a growing demand for advanced maintenance solutions for the P6TC-67C engine and the evolving needs of customers around the world. A new modular test cell will also be established at the facility as part of the new capability setup. The new overhaul line and test cell are expected to be fully operational by 2025.

"Our Singapore facility provides a variety of comprehensive service solutions and MRO capabilities for customers in the Asia-Pacific," said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "There are over 600 PT6C-67C engines in service in the region, and we expect that number will continue to grow. We continue to build our presence globally to ensure we provide rapid, top-quality services to operators by optimizing operations, creating capacity, and increasing customer proximity."

19 February, 2024

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Opens Expansion Site at Eagle Services Asia Facility in Singapore

(SINGAPORE AIRSHOW) Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, has announced the official opening of a 48,000 square-foot expansion of its Singapore-based engine centre, Eagle Services Asia (ESA). The facility will grow its GTF capacity by two-thirds this year.

Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia will grow its GTF capacity by two thirds in 2024.

"This expansion demonstrates our commitment to building industrial capacity by continuing to invest in our strategic sites around the world to support our customers," said Shang Meleschi, vice president of Aftermarket Operations – Asia Pacific and Türkiye at Pratt & Whitney. "We are bringing together talent from our engine centre, technologies from the Singapore Technology Accelerator and innovative practices from across Pratt & Whitney to improve MRO performance for our GTF fleet."

The transformative technology insertion applied across both ESA sites integrates robotics, automation and machine learning to increase efficiency, lower stress on machine operators and increase safety for key MRO processes.

These innovations include fully automated high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor stacking, a Receive-in-Check Cobot that augments the work done by human inspectors and a robotic arm to install and remove HPC bearing sleeves.

ESA, a joint venture between SIA Engineering Company and Pratt & Whitney, is a member of the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ MRO network. Since introducing GTF MRO capability in 2019, the facility has already completed over 500 GTF engine overhauls.

In 2023, Pratt & Whitney announced three GTF MRO facility expansions and six shop activations to support the growing GTF fleet. There are currently 15 active GTF MRO engine centres around the world, with seven locations in the Asia Pacific region including ESA in Singapore, Korean Airlines in Korea, IHI and MHIAEL in Japan, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai and AMECO in China, and China Airlines in Taiwan. By 2025, the company expects to have 19 active GTF MRO shops worldwide.

The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney EngineWise® solutions, which provide operators with a full range of aftermarket services resulting in long-term, sustainable value. Visit prattwhitney.com/enginewise for more information.





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RTX's Pratt & Whitney announces full operations of Singapore Technology Accelerator

Pratt & Whitney’s Singapore Technology Accelerator focuses on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory and digital twin to improve MRO performance.
Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business has just announced the significant progress in advancing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) performance spearheaded by the opening of its Singapore Technology Accelerator (STA).


In September 2022, Pratt & Whitney announced the intent to establish the technology accelerator in collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). STA has since delivered over 30 innovations which will maximize the productivity in MRO processes. STA is also working with more than 20 Singapore companies to develop new, relevant technologies in the global commercial aviation sector.

Applied across four Pratt & Whitney Singapore-based MRO facilities, STA technology projects focus on automation, advanced inspection, connected factory and digital twin, developed to improve MRO shop performance.

"STA is a focal point for the innovative thinking and enterprising spirit of our employees, applied to scale technologies across our MRO facilities faster and better," said Gilbert Sim, director, Aftermarket Global Operations Technology and CORE at Pratt & Whitney. "We will continue working with MRO facilities and centers of excellence in Singapore and throughout the network to deliver more technology insertion projects. Together with our steadfast commitment to investments in MRO capacity, we are expanding our capabilities to support our customers around the world."

14 February, 2024

RTX's Pratt & Whitney receives a $355 million F100 engine sustainment contract for South Korea's F-15s, F-16s

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, was awarded an F100 engine performance-based logistics (PBL) sustainment contract by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). This contract, with a base value of $355 million, is the third consecutive PBL contract Pratt & Whitney and DAPA have signed since 2012, offering on-going maintenance support for the Republic of Korea Air Force's (ROKAF) F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons.



"For just over a decade, we have worked with DAPA on these performance-based logistics contracts to establish a more strategic sustainment solution for the ROKAF fighter fleet," said Chris Johnson, vice president of Fighter and Mobility Programs at Pratt & Whitney. "These contracts are a win-win for both customers and industry because they offer more efficient affordability and availability."

This contract is the latest initiative in an enduring partnership between Pratt & Whitney, DAPA and ROKAF, and it will support more efficient depot planning and improve overall fleet readiness through long-term material forecasting. Sustainment work began in December of 2023 and will run through the second half of 2027.






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25 January, 2024

easyJet places engine order with CFM

easyJet has selected CFM as its engine supplier to provide 314 engines to power its firm order of 157 Airbus aircraft, together with spare engines and secured pricing for 200 engines for the 100 purchase rights. This new agreement continues the long-standing partnership between easyJet and CFM which has been in place since 1995 and its entire current fleet is powered by CFM engines.  


The agreements for new aircraft and engines form part of easyJet’s fleet renewal and upgauging plan but also bring with them cost benefits and sustainability improvements to the business. The aircraft order, comprised of 56 A320neo and 101 A321neo aircraft, is for deliveries between FY2029 and FY2034 following shareholder agreement in December 2023.  

The A320neos and A321neos will be powered by the CFM LEAP-1A engines. The adoption of the more efficient new technology aircraft and engines is also a core component of easyJet’s path to net zero carbon emissions. The new engine deal is a key component in the ongoing modernisation of the easyJet fleet and deliver between a 13% to 30% unit fuel burn efficiency improvement, depending on which aircraft are replaced. Alongside this, the new aircraft are significantly quieter, with half the noise footprint of the older aircraft they are replacing.

28 November, 2023

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada announces cost-effective PT6T-3/6 Twinpac engine overhaul program designed especially for military customers


Pratt & Whitney Canada announced this week, a new, cost-effective P&WCSMART military overhaul program developed specifically for military customers flying Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac™ engines. 

The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T engine.


"Our P&WCSMART portfolio was developed to assist customers flying mature engines, in many cases requiring an overhaul," said Irene Makris, vice president of Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "This new P&WCSMART military program for PT6T-3/6 engines on military fleets takes into consideration the mission and environment of military customers by offering overhaul costs that are predictable, allowing our customers to accurately budget for their engine maintenance costs."

Pratt & Whitney Canada's portfolio of P&WCSMART MRO solutions delivers original equipment manufacturer (OEM) value and genuine P&WC parts and services. The P&WCSMART program work is conducted through the company's Global Service Network and comes with an OEM-level warranty on parts and labour.

Pratt & Whitney Canada engines have achieved more than one billion hours of flight across the entire fleet since the introduction of the PT6 in 1963. The PT6T engine family has contributed more than 48 million hours towards the fleet total. Read more about Pratt & Whitney's history of innovation here.

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. It is part of the massive RTX and RTX is the world's largest aerospace and defense company. With more than 180,000 global employees, we push the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – we are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defence systems for operational success, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

20 November, 2023

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream successfully complete first 100% SAF transatlantic flight with G600 business jet powered by PW800 engines

Pioneering flight supports the aviation industry's goal of achieving net-zero CO2 emissions



Pratt & Whitney Canada and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced the successful completion of the first transatlantic flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with both PW815GA engines on a Gulfstream business jet. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX business.

"Collaborating with airframe manufacturers such as Gulfstream is an important part of our long-standing efforts to ensure SAF compatibility across all our engines, which have already been certified to operate with up to 50% SAF blends for more than a decade," said Anthony Rossi, vice president of Sales & Marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "With this transatlantic flight, we are effectively demonstrating both engine and aircraft functionality in a fully operational setting to support future specifications for 100% SAF, which will be critical to achieving a more sustainable future of net-zero CO2 emissions for aviation in the decades ahead. Future 100% SAF operational approval will add to the versatility, reliability, and fuel efficiency of the PW815GA engine to benefit Gulfstream and our customers."

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada to maintain PW980 auxiliary power units for Emirates' Airbus A380 aircraft


Comprehensive agreement underpins A380's importance within Emirates fleet in the coming decade





           Pratt & Whitney, an RTX  business, has signed a 10-year agreement with Emirates to maintain and support the airline's 116 PW980 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its Airbus A380 aircraft.

"The PW980 is the largest APU in commercial airline service, and we understand its importance to the dispatch availability of the Emirates' fleet of A380 aircraft," said Irene Makris, vice president of Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Our maintenance and support program for APUs is instrumental in providing timely and effective maintenance planning and support. This support agreement will help ensure the continued success of Emirates' A380 operation for years to come."

The PW980 APU is a two-shaft gas turbine engine specifically designed for the Airbus A380 wide-body jetliner. Pratt & Whitney Canada manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of APUs for both military and civil/commercial aircraft applications. Operated by more than 700 different operators worldwide, Pratt & Whitney Canada APUs help power over 7,000 aircraft in operation.


Since its founding in 1928, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines have flown one billion hours. Read more about Pratt & Whitney's history of innovation here.

18 October, 2023

Pratt & Whitney Canada names Duncan Aviation as Designated Overhaul Facility for Select PW300 and PW500 business aviation engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that Duncan Aviation's facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of PW300 and PW500 turbofan engines that will become operational over the next two years. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX business.


"As our fleet of engines increases, we are taking proactive steps to ensure that we have fully operational MRO capabilities in place when and where our customers need them," said Irene Makris, vice president for Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Duncan Aviation has extensive experience in the line maintenance and hot section inspection of both our PW300 and PW500 engines. Stepping into the official MRO role for these two engine families is the logical extension of our long-standing relationship with their team."

"Our company was founded in 1956 and over the years we have expanded our business to offer a full portfolio of services to the business aviation community," said Jeff Lake, president, Duncan Aviation. "Our Lincoln team is delighted to provide MRO services to Pratt & Whitney Canada engine customers flying PW300 and PW500 engine models."

Pratt & Whitney Canada has an extensive global service network with a comprehensive MRO portfolio for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. The breadth and depth of the company's expertise and its flexible maintenance programs and solutions give P&WC capabilities and scale to serve customers around the clock virtually anywhere in the world. The P&WC global service network consists of company-owned maintenance and MRO shops, Designated Maintenance Facilities which provide line maintenance and mobile repair team services, Designated Overhaul Facilities which provide MRO services, and Approved Repair Facilities which maintain auxiliary power units. These facilities number more than 50 and are strategically located in 25 countries.

31 July, 2023

Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine receives full funding support from Senate Appropriations Committee

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, continues to receive positive support for various F135-related program items on the path toward finalizing the 2024 appropriations bill. On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee, led by Chairman Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME), passed a bipartisan bill that included:

Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Core Upgrade work continues to receive Congressional support with the Senate Appropriations Committee passing a bipartisan bill that includes $497 million for the modernization effort as well as additional funds for engine spares and repair parts.

$497 million for the development of the F135 engine core upgrade (ECU), the DoD's chosen F-35 engine modernization effort.
$264 million above the President's budget request for F135 engine spares and repair parts.
A prohibition against integrating any alternate engine on any F-35 variant.
$280 million for the development of future engine technology that could be used on 6th generation tactical aircraft.


"I want to personally thank Senators Tester and Collins for their leadership on this effort, because it's essential to ensuring our limited DoD funds go to the most urgent, high-priority needs," said Jeff Shockey, senior vice president of RTX Global Government Relations. "I also want to express my gratitude to the Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and the entire Connecticut and Maine delegations for their support and advocacy."

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