Posted on: 16 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Pratt & Whitney and joint venture partner China Eastern Airlines have signed an agreement to add engine overhaul capability of the IAE V2500 to their facility in Shanghai, China, with MRO services becoming available in 2017.
The engine centre opened in 2009 to perform maintenance on CFM56 engines. The facility includes a 10-metre test cell capable of handling engines with up to 80,000 lb thrust and and has a state-of-the art information technology system. The centre has provided MRO services to airline customers in China and across the Asia-Pacific region.
“Pratt & Whitney has helped keep our fleet running through its investment in cutting edge technology and advanced repair capability in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul,” commented Feng Liang, vice-president of China Eastern Airlines. “We are pleased to expand our current partnership to include the V2500 engine services.”
Photo shows: Matthew Bromberg, president, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket and Feng Liang, SVP, China Eastern Airlines