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Pratt & Whitney to maintain PW980 APUs for Emirates’ A380s

RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada to maintain PW980 auxiliary power units for Emirates' Airbus A380 aircraft
photo_camera PW980 APU. Credit: Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, has signed a 10-year agreement with Emirates to maintain and support the airline’s 116 PW980 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its Airbus A380 aircraft.

Irene Makris, vice president of customer service at Pratt & Whitney Canada, said: “The PW980 is the largest APU in commercial airline service, and we understand its importance to the dispatch availability of the Emirates’ fleet of A380 aircraft.

“Our maintenance and support programme for APUs is instrumental in providing timely and effective maintenance planning and support.

“This support agreement will help ensure the continued success of Emirates’ A380 operation for years to come.”

The PW980 APU is a two-shaft gas turbine engine specifically designed for the Airbus A380 widebody jet liner.

Pratt & Whitney Canada manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of APUs for both military and civil/commercial aircraft applications.

Operated by more than 700 different operators worldwide, Pratt & Whitney Canada APUs help power over 7,000 aircraft in operation.

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