MRO Management

Delta TechOps and Pratt & Whitney open “beautiful larger facility” in Atlanta for GTF overhaul

Delta TechOps and Pratt & Whitney have opened an expanded 155,000sq ft engine overhaul facility in Atlanta, US, dedicated to the global Pratt & Whitney GTF engine MRO network.

The facility will house disassembly, assembly and test capability for engines powering Airbus A220 and A320neo family aircraft.

“As both a customer and a member of our GTF MRO network, our relationship with Delta is one underpinned by transparency, teamwork and commitment. For more than 90 years, we have worked together to overcome challenges and find creative, mutually beneficial solutions,” said Pratt & Whitney’s president Shane Eddy. “This beautiful larger facility marks the latest chapter in our shared commitment to providing customers with world-class MRO service and exemplifies the growing demand for GTF engines.”

Pratt & Whitney’s president, commercial engines Rick Deurloo commented: “Pratt & Whitney is facing a steep ramp in MRO output this year and the coming years. Our GTF MRO Network is making significant investments to ensure our customers’ needs remain our top focus and our overhaul services quickly return engines to service. Delta’s new overhaul shop will significantly increase the number of engines they service each year.”

Leadership from Delta and Pratt & Whitney were in attendance alongside Commissioner Pat Wilson from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, media and employees

Delta’s larger facility will allow the shop to overhaul more than 300 GTF engines per year. A member of the GTF MRO Network since 2019, Delta TechOps inducted its first PW1100G-JM engine in 2020 and its first PW1500G engine earlier this year at the end of January within the new facility.

“Pratt & Whitney GTF engines will not only power Delta’s fleet of the future, but many other commercial operators in the Americas and beyond,” said Delta’s senior vice president, tech ops operations and supply chain Mahendra Nair. “The opening of this new facility will help us continue to provide dependable jobs and dependable engines for years to come.”

Delta’s senior vice president of tech ops and president, Delta TechOps Services Group Don Mitacek stated: “We are incredibly proud of our new engine shop and what it means for the future of Delta, our customers and our partnership with Pratt & Whitney. The investments we’ve made in new capabilities and facilities over the past five years solidifies our position as a strong global MRO provider and allows our people to continue providing exceptional service and reliability.”

Pratt & Whitney currently powers more than 260 aircraft in Delta’s fleet – about 80 of which are either A220s or the A321neo. In addition to GTF MRO work, Delta TechOps also provides additional offload support for Pratt & Whitney mature commercial engines, including the PW2000 and the PW4000-94” engines.

The GTF MRO network currently comprises 10 active GTF MRO engine centres worldwide. The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s ‘EngineWise’ solutions, which provide engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services.

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