Pratt & Whitney Canada will open a second Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul center for PW800 engine in 2024 at Berlin-Brandenberg, Germany, in cooperation with MTU Aero Engines. “This is another way we are striving to meet the MRO needs of our customers around the globe,” explained Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
The cost of the project was not announced.
MTU previously contributed $30 million to the project to establish Pratt & Whitney Canada’s first PW800 MRO center, at Bridgeport, West Virginia.
The PW800 engine is a gearless turbofan engine developed for regional and business jets that shares some design features with the larger, PW1000G geared turbofan engines. It is installed in the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft, as well as the Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X long-range business jet, which is targeted to begin service in mid-2023.
Pratt & Whitney Canada calls the PW800 engine family “the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engine in its class. It offers double-digit improvements in fuel burn, emissions and noise as compared to the current generation of engines.”
MTU Aero Engines is a German manufacturer and a development partner to Pratt & Whitney on several engine platforms, including the PW1000G.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with MTU on this new MRO facility,” Makris added. “We have been working with MTU for more than three decades and have collaborated on many projects, including on the development of the low-pressure turbine and high-pressure compressor for the PW800 engine.”