Pratt & Whitney will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation (Ameco). Ameco, a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa German Airlines, will provide engine maintenance for the PW1100G-JM by building state-of-the-art capability at its Beijing-based facility.
The Ameco shop will become the fourth facility in Asia supporting GTF MRO work, alongside Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia (ESA) in Singapore, as well as IHI and MHIAEL in Japan. China is home to one of the largest GTF fleets, powering 11 airlines with 140 A320neo-family aircraft in operation.
Pratt & Whitney has a long history in China, dating back more than 90 years. The relationship with Ameco traces back to the JT3D, JT8D and JT9D engine types in the 1980s. Ameco later began providing PW4000 engine MRO service in 1994, and came on as an approved repair station in 2015 to provide V2500 engine services.Email Post to a Friend