Pratt & Whitney has overhauled more than 7,600 engines at its Singapore engine center, marking a significant milestone in the center's history. The engine center ("Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd") is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and SIA Engineering Company. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"The successful delivery of 7,600 engines is a major milestone and is a testament to our customers' recognition of our ability to provide world-class service excellence, and high-quality engine repair and overhaul services," said Kevin Kirkpatrick, executive director, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, Asia. "We will continue to build our momentum by transforming our aftermarket business through the acquisition of new technologies and expansion of our capabilities to further enhance our value proposition of quality, speed and value to customers."
In addition, the company recently announced an expansion of the facility's capabilities to include maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine. Designated as the first overhaul shop in Asia for GP7200 engines, the Singapore engine center will be responsible for engine disassembly, assembly and testing (DAT), including MRO for the five-stage low-pressure compressor (LPC), fan hub, drum, blades and stator assembly. Certification for the LPC module and engine DAT is expected by the second half of 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Over the last 33 years, Pratt & Whitney established a significant presence in Asia Pacific and Singapore, which today includes manufacturing, engineering and a comprehensive MRO presence, to position itself to be part of the region's projected growth. Pratt & Whitney has applied to its engine overhaul and part repair centers in the region, its aftermarket transformation of optimizing repairs, work processes and layouts, as well as investment in advanced technologies and capabilities to benefit customers and engine operators alike.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
This release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production, performance and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in United Technologies Corp.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
CFM56 is a registered trademark of CFM International, Inc.