January 20, 2015
Pratt & Whitney concludes PurePower Geared Turbofan engine
Pratt & Whitney and Kawasaki Heavy Industries met to commemorate the signing of a risk and revenue-sharing collaboration agreement for KHI to provide key hardware modules for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. Pratt & Whitney currently has 10 worldwide GTF collaboration partners, many of which work across multiple GTF engine variants to be installed on various aircraft platforms for Pratt & Whitney customers. These aircraft programs are directed by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Bombardier Aerospace, Airbus, Irkut and Embraer. Pursuant to the collaboration agreements, partners will provide hardware modules and assembly and test services with an expected value in excess of US$49bn over the life of the programs. An example of a successful partnership is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, which performs engine assembly and test on the PW1200G engine for the MRJ as well as MTU Aero Engines AG (MTU), which performs assembly and test on some of the PW1100G-JM engines for the Airbus A320neo. In addition to the four aforementioned collaboration partners, Pratt & Whitney has agreements with Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, Industria Turbo Propulsores of Spain, Mitsubishi Corporation, Singapore Airlines Engineering Company, IHI Corporation and GE Avio. Now that Pratt & Whitney has completed new collaboration partner agreements, any further activity will be limited to bringing existing hardware sources into existing or new collaboration agreements.