Pratt & Whitney will be expanding its North Berwick, Maine, facility to include MRO capabilities for the PW1100G geared turbofan.

The expansion is part of a $12.5 million investment the engine maker is pumping into the plant. P&W adds that the investment “bolsters” its global PW1100G MRO network and “accelerates growth by utilising the facility’s existing expertise”.


Source: Pratt & Whitney

P&W’s North Berwick, Maine, facility

The North Berwick plant, which employs more than 2,000 people, manufactures components and parts for commercial and military engines.

While P&W did not go into detail what the expansion will entail, it states: “The transformation will consist of upgrades to the current space, increasing efficiencies to help minimise disruption to the current flow of operations and allowing for a seamless transition as the facility takes on a new role.”

Rob Griffiths, vice president of GTF operations and industrial management at P&W adds: “The addition of North Berwick enables us to improve turnaround time and strengthens our ability to serve customers.”

The PW1100G is one of the powerplants available for the A320neo family.