Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Lufthansa Technik, a global leader in aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), together announced that Lufthansa Technik has signed a strategic network agreement to become a key member of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine MRO network offering the full scope of MRO services on PW1100G-JM and PW1500G engines.
The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine network currently includes Pratt & Whitney and its GTF engine collaborators, MTU Aero Engines and Japanese Aero Engines Corporation. Together with Lufthansa Technik, these companies will deliver the highest level of maintenance support and value to customers with facilities strategically located worldwide.
“The PW1000G family will be one of the main engine types in commercial aviation for the next decades. Lufthansa Technik will serve the full scope of MRO services and will bring long-lasting and leading expertise in engine overhaul, engine parts repair, and engineering support to this co-operation,” said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik. “Our companies have a long and successful history as Lufthansa Technik has already been providing MRO services on other Pratt & Whitney engines for decades.”
“The GTF engine maintenance network consists of the best MRO providers in the industry,” said Matthew Bromberg, president of Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket. “As Lufthansa is the launch customer of the GTF engine, Lufthansa Technik is well-suited to provide engine maintenance services to our future GTF engine customers. We are proud to enter into this relationship with Lufthansa Technik to tap into its valuable maintenance expertise and expand our customer services to meet aircraft operators’ ever-changing needs.”
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Lufthansa Technik, a global leader in aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), together announced that Lufthansa Technik will become Pratt & Whitney’s principal provider of mobile engine maintenance services for V2500®, PW1100G-JM, PW1500G and PW1900G engines. This new cooperation will provide Pratt & Whitney customers with more efficient and cost-effective engine maintenance.
“This agreement significantly strengthens our leading role as a global technical services provider for engine overhaul and mobile support. The increasing trend towards light engine maintenance is crucial to avoid unscheduled engine removals as well as cost-intensive, time consuming maintenance,” said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik. “We combine the power of our vast network of technicians around the globe, our long-lasting expertise in MRO services, and our ability to develop innovative technical solutions with Pratt & Whitney’s deep OEM knowledge to bring efficient service directly to the tarmac where airlines need it the most.”
“This expanded capability offers Pratt & Whitney customers the most tailored maintenance possible with the least impact to their operations,” said Matthew Bromberg, president of Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket. “Lufthansa Technik’s on- or near-wing services, performed when and where they are needed, helps us provide faster service to our customers.”