The Pratt & Whitney Auxiliary Power Unit Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (APU MRO) organization in West Palm Beach, Florida, delivered its 100th repaired APU in December 2016.
APUs are gas turbine engines primarily used during aircraft ground operation to provide electricity, compressed air, and/or shaft power for main engine start, air conditioning, electric power and other aircraft systems. They also can provide backup electric power during in-flight operation. These smaller engines are used in commercial and military applications. The West Palm Beach organization repairs 12 models of APUs for both commercial and military applications.
The APU MRO organization was awarded its 14CFR145 Air Agency Certificate from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April of 2016 and the first unit was shipped in May.
"This represents a significant milestone in the radial APU program after transitioning from San Diego to West Palm Beach," said Matthias Kaul, general manager, APU MRO West Palm Beach. "Our team has been working diligently to establish a new startup overhaul facility and the work has been rewarded with this latest milestone."
The Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach APU Aftermarket organization is delighted to have reached this important milestone and extends its congratulations to the entire team.