Pratt & Whitney has expanded its global network of providers maintaining the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include Iberia Maintenance.
The maintenance and engineering division of Iberia Airlines will service PW1100G-JM engines for the A320neo family with full disassembly, assembly and test capability. The agreement was announced during Aviation Week’s MRO Europe conference on Wednesday 19 October.
GTF engines now power more than 1,300 aircraft with 62 operators across three aircraft families. To keep pace with the growing fleet, the GTF MRO network continues to expand around the globe.
“With increasing engine orders, we continue to grow our MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers worldwide to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers,” said Marc Meredith, Executive Director of GTF Engine Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney. “Already a proven MRO provider for the V2500 engine, Iberia Maintenance’s skill and experience will be a strong asset to the GTF MRO network.”
“We are proud to receive Pratt & Whitney’s confidence and to take this strategic step in the development of our engine business, which will allow us to consolidate our position as a full-service provider in single aisle fleets while ensuring the continuity of our workshop at the forefront of the industry’s technology,” said Andy Best, Chief Technical Officer for Iberia. “I would also like to thank both the Iberia and Pratt & Whitney teams for all the hard work and collaboration in achieving this milestone.”