October 5, 2017: Pratt & Whitney, an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations and a subsidiary of United Technologies is investing in smart, straightforward mobile services through its EngineWise service brand which helps operators more quickly address unscheduled engine maintenance while optimising fleet readiness.
Pratt & Whitney is providing innovative solutions to resolve, replace or repair engines either on-wing, near-wing or at network repair facilities globally.
“For engine maintenance between scheduled overhaul visits, we’re performing quick-turn surgical strikes to replace engine modules or components that our customers need, while maintaining our high-quality and high-performing engines,” said Tom Masters, director, On-Wing & Near-Wing Service, Pratt & Whitney Engine Services.
To support existing engines like the V2500 fleet or the growing number of new GTF engines entering service, Pratt & Whitney is teaming with mobile engine services provider, Lufthansa Technik, to carry out V2500 and GTF light engine maintenance at numerous locations worldwide. “The Lufthansa Technik Airline Support Team has the required capability to help us provide faster service to our customers,” Masters said.
“Lufthansa Technik has a logistics network, which is critical to mobile services, as much of the work is performed in the field,” Masters said. “Lufthansa Technik also has a presence in Europe, the Americas and China, supporting quick-response times for our customers.”
Pratt & Whitney is also enhancing its own V2500 mobile engine maintenance capability, providing customers with more efficient and cost-effective engine services. The Pratt & Whitney Line Maintenance Services group completed several project visit “quick turns” last year, involving swapping out the high-pressure turbine module, for V2500 engines.