Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pratt & Whitney inks pact with IndiGo for ATR engine maintenance

Global engine maker Pratt & Whitney (P&W) today said it has entered into an agreement with IndiGo under which it will provide maintenance services to the budget airline's ATR 72-600 planes' engine fleet, to be used for regional operations.
The two partners signed the pact in August, P&W said in a statement today.

The 'Fleet Management Program' (FMP) maintenance contract with IndiGo for PW127M engines, that will power the airline's new fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft serving regional routes in India, will be in place for 10 years from the date of each engine's entry into service, and it can be extended further, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) said in a statement.

P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp of the US.

"This FMP will provide IndiGo with hands-on support as the engines progressively enter into service on the airline's new ATR72-600 fleet. IndiGo also chose to equip each of its new aircraft with our FAST (flight, acquisition, storage and transmission) prognostics solution," P&WC's vice president for regional airlines, Frederic Lefebvre, said.
24/10/17 PTI/Economic Times