Air India Opens Franchise for Pratt & Whitney EcoPower® Engine Washing
The National Aviation Company of India Ltd, operating under the brand name "Air India," has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to establish an EcoPower engine wash service at Mumbai International Airport. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
With this agreement, Air India will be able to perform EcoPower engine washes on various engines in its fleet of aircraft. In addition, it will offer the services to other carriers in the region. The service center will have the ability to perform washes on nearly all commercial engines in service today, including the PW4000, CFM56-5/-7, V2500, CF6-80C2 and GE90-115B.
"Air India will offer its customers the unique advantage of EcoPower engine wash services in India," said Mr. K.M. Unni, SBU Head (MRO-Airframe), Air India. "This will help airlines reduce their operating costs and emissions."
"This partnership will expand the availability of EcoPower engine wash services to India, one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets," said Joanne Hastings, director, Pratt & Whitney Line Maintenance Services. "The service is especially valued since fuel prices in India are among the highest in the world."
Air India is India's flag carrier that provides extensive MRO services in the field of line and base maintenance as well as overhaul / repair of engine and components in the south Asian region.
Pratt & Whitney's patented EcoPower engine wash system reduces fuel burn by as much as 1.2 percent, eliminating three pounds of carbon dioxide emissions for every pound of fuel saved, while also decreasing engine gas temperature thus increasing the amount of time an engine can stay on wing. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
EcoPower is a registered trademark of United Technologies Corporation.
CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International.