Pratt & Whitney Signs Exclusive Maintenance Agreement with Jetstar Pacific Airlines
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed an exclusive maintenance services agreement with Jetstar Pacific Airlines to provide engine overhaul services on the airline's fleet of CFM56-3 engines.
Under the exclusive two-year agreement, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners will provide engine overhaul services for five Jetstar Pacific Airlines CFM56-3 engines, which will help the airline reduce engine overhaul costs and turnaround time thanks to the Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners network's extensive capabilities and customer-tailored solutions.
"Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is dedicated to providing high quality maintenance, repair and overhaul services for CFM56® engines," said Tom Hutton, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. "We are pleased to provide Jetstar Pacific Airlines engine maintenance on its CFM56-3 engine fleet through the company's extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul network."
"Jetstar Pacific Airlines is excited to partner with Pratt & Whitney and take advantage of its OEM capability and MRO flexibility to ensure our CFM56-3 engine fleet is maintained with the highest quality and support based on their experience producing dependable engines," said Jeremy Smith, Jetstar Pacific Airlines chief technical officer.
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Jetstar Pacific Airlines is Vietnam's first low-cost carrier. With this agreement, it becomes the first non-China-based CFM56 airline operator to sign an exclusive agreement with Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. 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.