ITP Aero and Pratt & Whitney Canada have agreed that ITP Aero will be the exclusive supplier of original equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the MTF (mid turbine frame) and LPC (low pressure compressor) modules of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW814 and PW815 engines.
This is of particular significance for ITP Aero as the PW800 programme is the first civil programme in which the company is a RRSP (risk and revenue sharing partner) with MRO arrangement. This MRO arrangement is for the initial period following entry into service of the PW800, and will be carried out at the company's main MRO facilities in Ajalvir, Madrid.
The works will commence during the first quarter of 2021 with the arrival of the first modules. ITP Aero has been participating in the PW800 programme as a RRSP partner since 2011. In the PW800 engine family, ITP Aero is also responsible for the design, development, production and assembly of the LPC modules and the MTFs.
Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW800 family of engines has been developed using advanced manufacturing technologies and sustainable materials. PW800 engines equip the Gulfstream G500 aircraft with the PW814 version, the G600 with the PW815 engine and the Dassault Falcon 6X aircraft with the PW812D engine.
ITP Aero civil business unit executive director Mikel Lantero says: “This milestone adds to our longstanding partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada and will contribute to the company's ongoing efforts to overcome the current aviation crisis. This MRO arrangement is a great opportunity for us to prove our excellent capabilities in civil programme MRO services, and I'm certain our services and maintenance support will be of great value to Pratt & Whitney Canada. We share strong synergies, and as we look at future programmes, we believe there is great potential to further build on our shared capabilities.”