Pratt & Whitney Canada has appointed aircraft engine and components manufacturer ITP Aero as a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of PW200 engines at ITP Aero's facilities in Ajalvir, Spain. This is an important milestone for ITP Aero, as an independent company, as it expands its MRO portfolio.
ITP Aero reckons to be the ninth largest aircraft engine and components manufacturing company in the world. The company's scope of work includes research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing of aircraft engines, as well as MRO services for a wide range of aerospace customers.
“We are delighted to reinforce our role as part of the Pratt & Whitney Canada in service engine community. As an independent company, this is a great opportunity for us and adds to our long-standing relationship with Pratt & Whitney Canada. We share strong synergies with Pratt & Whitney Canada, and as we look at future programmes we believe there is great potential to further build on our shared capabilities,” says Pablo Fuentes, head of in service support in ITP Aero.
The PW200 family is the engine of choice for the new generation of light-twin helicopters having captured a majority share of worldwide sales over its competitors, thanks to unprecedented levels of reliability and economy. The engine is used in a variety of missions including emergency medical services, security and defence, utility, business and other operations.