London. 19 October 2022 . Pratt & Whitney announced that it will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine to include Iberia Maintenance, the maintenance and engineering division of Iberia Airlines. The Madrid-based facility will service PW1100G-JM engines for the A320neo family with full disassembly, assembly and test capability. The announcement was recognized at an in-person signing ceremony with Marc Meredith, Executive Director of GTF Engine Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney, and Andy Best, Chief Technical Officer for Iberia, during Aviation Week’s MRO Europe conference.
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.
“With increasing engine orders, we continue to grow our MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers worldwide to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers,” said Meredith. “Already a proven MRO provider for the V2500 engine, Iberia Maintenance’s skill and experience will be a strong asset to the GTF MRO network.”
Iberia Maintenance is the latest engine center 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. Iberia Maintenance is well known for its experience as a world-class aircraft engine repair facility and will further strengthen Pratt & Whitney GTF engine global customer support.
“We are proud to receive Pratt & Whitney’s confidence and to take this strategic step in the development of our engine business, which will allow us to consolidate our position as a full-service provider in single aisle fleets while ensuring the continuity of our workshop at the forefront of the industry’s technology,” said Best. “I would also like to thank both the Iberia and Pratt & Whitney teams for all the hard work and collaboration in achieving this milestone.”
The expanding GTF MRO network is comprised of the industry’s leading MRO companies. There are currently 10 active GTF MRO engine centers worldwide. The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise® solutions, which provide engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services resulting in long-term, sustainable value.