Pratt & Whitney’s Singapore engine shop, Eagle Services Asia (ESA), has delivered its first PW1000G-series geared turbofan after completing overhauls.
P&W did not disclose the operator of the engine, which was inducted into the facility in January.
Meanwhile, P&W says ESA achieved US Federal Aviation Administration certification this month, adding to the approvals issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore in December last year.
The engine manufacturer says that ESA is on track with its plan to ramp up capacity to overhaul more PW1000Gs.
To that end, P&W has retrofitted and re-designed the shop floor at ESA, as well as upgraded its test cell infrastructure and software.
Over 2019, ESA will transition to a ground-based flow-line under which PW1000G-series engines will move between different stations – for disassembly, repairs and re-assembly – rather than stay in a single bay for a shop visit. The flow-line will have capacity to service six engines at a time.
Besides the PW1000G, ESA also has the MRO capability for the PW4000-94, PW4000-100, PW4000-112, General Electric GE90 and Engine Alliance GP7200.
ESA is jointly owned by P&W and the engineering arm of Singapore Airlines.