Jim Robinson has joined Pratt & Whitney as president of the company's aftermarket services' division.

A well-known face in the aerospace business, Robinson has served as president of Fairchild Dornier and president of the Learjet unit of Bombardier Aerospace. He has also held key positions at the former AlliedSignal.

In his new role, Robinson will set the strategic direction for future growth in P&W's global network of engine overhaul and component repair facilities.

P&W's service business has grown from a few hundred million dollars five years ago to more than $1 billion today. A key part of the P&W's five-year roadmap plan, led by company president Louis Chunevert, it has already made several key acquisitions and alliances this year. These include the purchase of Braathens engine centre, and joint ventures with partners in Asia. The company is now negotiating a strategic alliance with KLM to offer a nose-to-tail service.

Source: Flight Daily News