Pratt & Whitney will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include AFI KLM E&M. The facility will serve PW1500G engines for the Airbus A220 with full disassembly, assembly and test capability. The announcement was recognized at an in-person signing ceremony at Air France-KLM Group headquarters in Paris.
With more than 10,000 engine orders and commitments from more than 90 customers, GTF engines now power more than 1,300 aircraft with 62 operators across three aircraft families. To keep pace with the growing fleet, the GTF MRO network continues to expand around the globe.
AFI KLM E&M is the latest engine centre to be announced in Europe within the GTF MRO network, alongside MTU Aero Engines and two Lufthansa Technik facilities in Germany; EME AERO in Poland; OGMA in Portugal; and SR Technics in Switzerland. Following its first induction, which is planned for first half of 2023, AFI KLM E&M’s facility in Paris will be the third facility in the region to provide PW1500G services.