Engine maintenance: Korean Air inaugurates its first Pratt & Whitney GTF engine

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The division MRO of Korean Air inducted its first Pratt & Whitney GTF (Geared Turbofan) engine since the airline joined the network Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO in 2021.

Korean Air MRO team will provide complete engine disassembly, assembly and testing PW1100G-JM, the model that powers the family plane Airbus A320neo. “We are expanding our MRO technologies and capabilities with the latest and most advanced engine technologies with the first intake of the GTF engine”said Mr. Jong Seok (Jason) Yoo, Executive Vice President and Chief Safety and Operations Officer at Korean Air. “With this operational step, we are ready to support not only customers in our own region, but also those around the world. »

Korean Air expects MRO orders of more than 100 next-generation GTF engines from foreign airlines each year and has invested heavily to meet the growing demand for GTF MRO.

Over the past three years, the airline has invested in new equipment, provided advanced trainingMRO engineers and obtained the necessary approvals from domestic and foreign aviation authorities. The airline is also building a large-scale maintenance facility at Incheon, which will feature the latest technology and equipment. With the GTF Engine MRO program, Korean Air plans to “further consolidate its position as a professional engine MRO company through closer cooperation with its aerospace partners”indicates its press release.

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