Pratt & Whitney says its Singapore engine centre - Eagle Services Asia - is on track to provide MRO support for the PW1100G geared turbofan engine in the first quarter of 2019.
The engine is one of two options that powers Airbus A320neo-family jets
In an email to FlightGlobal, P&W's president commercial engines Chris Calio, says that the facility is undergoing modifications to be ready for PW1100G work. This includes upgrading the test cell, which will improve productivity and reduce set-up times. Current customers of PW4000 engines will also benefit from the enhanced technologies, he adds.
P&W previously announced that it had invested nearly $85 million into modifying the facility at Eagle Services Asia, to also include the installation of a flow line and an environmental control system.
Calio says that P&W's Singapore component unit, Component Aerospace Singapore, was recently the first shop in the region to deliver on PW1100G component repair - a Stage 2 High Pressure Turbine (HPT) vane.
"The addition of GTF engine capability into the Singapore engine overhaul center complements our current ability to support the existing PW4000 engine fleet," says P&W.
Eagle Services Asia is a 51:49 joint venture between P&W and SIA Engineering Company.
With Eagle Services Asia set to come online for PW1100G work, P&W will have five active GTF MRO engine shops: Pratt & Whitney Columbus Engine Center, MTU-Hannover, LHT Hamburg and IHI-Mizuho.
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