Revima and Pratt & Whitney are to renew and expand an authorised repair facility agreement on a worldwide basis for a variety of APU models – APS500, APS1000, APS2000 and APS2100.
The agreement covers the remaining life of the programmes for the specific models covered in the agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Under the terms of the agreement, Revima will expand its customer coverage and existing capabilities to include most of Pratt & Whitney’s radial APUs, with aircraft applications such as the 717, Dash 7, Dash 8 series, Embraer 135/145, Fokker 50, as well as military applications.
Revima said the addition of these product lines gave it the capability of repairing virtually the entire line of Pratt & Whitney radial APUs.
Pratt & Whitney will support Revima in training engineers and technicians, transferring inventory, tooling and performing test cell calibrations at Revima’s APU center of excellence in Normandy, France.
Following the transition period, Revima will manage APU radial overhaul services work that had been previously completed at Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach facility.
“This new authorised facility repair agreement highlights the strong relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Revima, which goes back to the early 1990s for APUs and even the 60s when we were repairing main engines,” said Revima group president and CEO Olivier Legrand.
“We have been supporting the regional applications of APS500 and APS1000 for many years and are extremely proud to expand our support to the wider family of these APU models and look forward to providing our expertise to its large customer base.”
Pratt & Whitney vice president, global aftermarket operations Joe Sylvestro commented: “Revima will conduct its APU MRO work in full compliance with Pratt & Whitney’s practices and procedures. As such, customers will fly with the same level of confidence as when their APU MRO work was done by us, the engine OEM.
“Revima has a decades-long track record of experience and success in the APU MRO business and currently works on more than 500 APU engines annually. Given its expertise and extensive market reach, Revima will continue to focus on service excellence and industry-leading turnaround times.”