Vietnam Airlines signs geared turbofan MRO contract with Pratt & Whitney

Vietnam Airlines has signed a 12-year EngineWise service agreement with Pratt & Whitney to cover the PW1100G-JM geared turbofans powering its fleet of 20 Airbus A321neos.

The airline took delivery of its first 203-seat A321neo in November last year and later launched its first scheduled service in December 2018. Aftermarket service coverage started retroactively, from the initial delivery.

Pratt & Whitney has not revealed the details of what is included in Vietnam Airlines’ contract, or the cost, only saying the EngineWise coverage is tailored to the customer’s fleet and operation.

Vietnam Airlines currently operates 15 of its 20 203-seat A321neos. The carrier took delivery of its 100th aircraft in October, a Boeing 787-10. It also operates Airbus A350s, A321neos, Boeing 787-9s and ATR 72s.

The airline launched a component MRO joint venture with ST Engineering – Vietnam Singapore Technologies Engineering Aerospace in September. The joint-venture provides component MRO services for domestic and international aircraft within Vietnam’s fleet.

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