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P&WC celebrates 50 years of MRO in West Virginia
Pratt & Whitney Engines Services opened in 1971 to overhaul PT6T TwinPac helicopter engines. Over the years, P&WC invested in the facility to expand its physical space, output capacity and workforce.
Pratt & Whitney Engines Services provides MRO for PT6A engines, including those which power the U.S. Air Force and Navy JPATS military trainer programme.

Pratt & Whitney Canada is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Pratt & Whitney Engines Services (PWES) MRO facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

PWES opened in 1971 to overhaul PT6T TwinPac helicopter engines. Over the years, P&WC invested in the facility to expand its physical space, output capacity and workforce. In addition to serving as an MRO centre of excellence for turbofan engines, PWES provides MRO for PT6A engines, including those which power the U.S. Air Force and Navy JPATS military trainer programme. It also has the ability to overhaul PT6 E-series engines, which recently entered into service on the Pilatus PC-12 NGX.

“Our facility in Bridgeport has evolved over the years to accommodate changes within the industry and our new engine lines,” says Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president, customer service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Today the facility employs some 400 people and overhauls between 500 and 600 engines every year.”

“In 2019, the company announced a $30 million investment to add a new MRO line for the PW800 engine, which powers the Gulfstream G500 and G600 business jets,” adds Tim Tucker, general manager, PWES. “The new line is now fully operational, and we have been completing retrofits on specific engines and are waiting for the first PW800 engine overhaul.”

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