Pratt & Whitney and ITP Aero have marked the tenth anniversary of their partnership with a ceremony at ITP’s headquarters in Zamudio, Spain.
ITP Aero’s first contract with Pratt & Whitney was signed in 2012, representing ITP Aero’s entry into the single-aisle aircraft engine market.
Today, ITP Aero is a risk and revenue sharing partner for all Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, manufacturing mid turbine frames (or MTFs – the intermediate structure between the engine’s two turbines), integrated bladed rotors (or IBRs – discs that compress the compressor air), and ‘externals’ – components on the outside of the engine that distribute fluids such as oil, fuel or air.
In the ten years of collaboration between the two companies, ITP Aero has produced more than 1,600 IBRs, 1,300 large structural castings for the MTFs, 2,500 MTF outer cases and more than 350,000 externals, among other products.
Pratt & Whitney’s executive director of partnership programs Bob Quinn, along with ITP Aero’s CEO Carlos Alzola and civil business unit executive director Mikel Lantero, led the ceremony.
During it, Quinn stated: “It is an honour to be here with you today, almost ten years to the day of when we signed our first contract. Since that time, ITP and Pratt & Whitney have worked tirelessly as we build a strong future together. Pratt & Whitney has benefited from the extensive and diverse capabilities ITP has brought to our GTF programmes, from cast structures to rotating IBRs.”
Lantero said: “The tenth anniversary of our partnership with Pratt & Whitney is a true reflection of the successful collaboration between the two companies. This milestone reinforces our line of business growth and development, both companies share strong synergies and I am confident that we will continue to leverage our shared capabilities going forward.”