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Pratt & Whitney and MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to overhaul their first GTF engine in China

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October 1st 2021

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Global engine and component manufacturer and engine services provider, Pratt & Whitney, has inducted its first MRO of a GTF engine at the MTU MRO facility in Zhuhai, Southern China. Read More »

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines, joined the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO network last December and is now the first active GTF MRO centre in China.

The MRO shop inducted a PW1100G-JM model engine, which powers the A320 neo family late last month.

Pratt & Whitney aftermarket global operations vice president, Joe Sylvestro, said: “This is a monumental achievement for the GTF MRO network. We formally welcomed MTU Maintenance Zhuhai to the network in December 2020 and here we are in September sharing news about its first induction.

“The GTF is a young fleet with a long runway of growth ahead of it. To have an active shop in China brings immediate benefit to our customers in the region.

“We are eager for the induction space to build and for our other network members in China to begin maintenance operations as well. All this helps enhance the operations of our customers.”

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai president and CEO, Jaap Beijer, said: “The GTF is a game-changing engine and MTU has been playing key roles in its design, manufacture and MRO.”

The Zhuhai shop is one of several in the Asia-Pacific supporting GTF MRO work, including the OEM’s Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore and IHI in Japan.

The U.S. headquartered conglomerate also welcomed joint venture Ameco in Beijing to its GTF MRO in 2020. Eleven airlines in China will be operating more than 200 A320neo family aircraft by December this year. The GTF MRO network is part of the OEM’s EngineWise service solutions.

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