Pratt & Whitney Canada is to open a second maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for the PW800 engine in Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany in 2024, in cooperation with long-time collaborator MTU Aero Engines.
“This is another way we are striving to meet the MRO needs of our customers around the globe,” says vice president, customer service Irene Makris. “We are delighted to be collaborating with MTU on this new MRO facility. We have been working with MTU for more than three decades and have collaborated on many projects, including on the development of the low-pressure turbine and high-pressure compressor for the PW800 engine.”
“We always welcome the opportunity to expand our working relationship with Pratt & Whitney in our ongoing efforts to serve our common customer base,” adds MTU Aero Engines SVP commercial programmes Dr Ottmar Pfänder. “We have worked with Pratt & Whitney Canada on the PW300 engine family since 1985, and we also became involved in the PW800 at the development stage of the programme.”
An agreement detailing MTU's aftermarket participation in the PW800 engine programme allows MTU to further expand its operational aftermarket participation for these engines. In the future, complete PW800 engines will also be maintained at the MTU site in Ludwigsfelde, Germany.
"This agreement is a great vote of trust,“ says MTU CPO Michael Schreyögg. “The contract extension was made possible not least thanks to the comprehensive service portfolio of MTU Maintenance and its focus on the highest possible quality."
The basis for the extension is the agreement for the PW800 reached between MTU and P&WC in 2011. Since then, MTU has been supporting the programme's aftermarket, in particular through its site in Ludwigsfelde in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. With a specialised on-site service team, MTU carries out maintenance work from Ludwigsfelde directly at the customer's site and is the first location worldwide to perform maintenance of the low-pressure turbine module.
The PW800 is part of Pratt & Whitney's PurePower family and powers four applications in the heavy business jet segment: the PW814 and PW815 engines are used in the Gulfstream G500 and G600, the PW812 will in future power the Gulfstream G400 and the Dassault Falcon 6X. More than 160 PW800 engines are already in operation. For MTU, the PW800 engine family is an important part in its business jet engine portfolio and the recently signed agreement is another strong sign of the successful cooperation with P&WC.