Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, and Lufthansa Technik, a global leader in aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), together announced that Lufthansa Technik has signed a strategic network agreement to become a key member of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine MRO network offering the full scope of MRO services on PW1100G-JM and PW1500G engines.
The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine network currently includes Pratt & Whitney and its GTF engine collaborators, MTU Aero Engines and Japanese Aero Engines Corporation. Together with Lufthansa Technik, these companies will deliver the highest level of maintenance support and value to customers with facilities strategically located worldwide.
"The PW1000G family will be one of the main engine types in commercial aviation for the next decades. Lufthansa Technik will serve the full scope of MRO services and will bring long-lasting and leading expertise in engine overhaul, engine parts repair, and engineering support to this co-operation," said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik. "Our companies have a long and successful history as Lufthansa Technik has already been providing MRO services on other Pratt & Whitney engines for decades."
"The GTF engine maintenance network consists of the best MRO providers in the industry," said Matthew Bromberg, president of Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket. "As Lufthansa is the launch customer of the GTF engine, Lufthansa Technik is well-suited to provide engine maintenance services to our future GTF engine customers. We are proud to enter into this relationship with Lufthansa Technik to tap into its valuable maintenance expertise and expand our customer services to meet aircraft operators' ever-changing needs."
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading providers of technical services for the aviation industry. The company offers the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: engineering and consulting services, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines, landing gears and components. To learn more about Lufthansa Technik, visit its website at www.lufthansa-technik.com or follow the company on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/lufthansa-technik.
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.
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