Pratt & Whitney expands GTF engine repair network

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Regent Aerospace to supply Satair cabin upgrades, refurbishment; CFM gets 10-year agreement to support Gulf Air LEAP-1A fleet; Able Aerospace adds Nadcap accreditations

February 5, 2019

Left to right: Will Gaston and Heather Walton, Pratt & Whitney; Dennis McGrady, Tube Processing; Phil Rodger, MDS Coating Technologies; Timothy Scott, MB Aerospace; Michael Bean, FAG Aerospace (Schaeffler); Shoji Horiguchi, Horiguchi Engineering; Jeffrey Whittaker, American Cladding Technologies; Joe Sylvestro and Mohan Irvathraya, Pratt & Whitney.
Photo credit: Pratt & Whitney

FAG Aerospace (Schaeffler), American Cladding Technologies, Tube Processing, MDS Coating Technologies, and MB Aerospace will join Pratt & Whitney’s GTF PW1100G-JM engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) global network. The GTF MRO network is part of Pratt & Whitney’s EngineWise service portfolio.

Additionally, Horiguchi Engineering Co. Ltd. will join Dedienne Aerospace as an engine stand supplier for PW1100G-JM engines. 

Paul Lochab, Satair chief commercial officer, and Reza Soltanian, president of Regent Aerospace shake hands on the signed agreement.

Regent Aerospace to supply Satair cabin upgrades, refurbishment

Aircraft parts and services provider Satair and Valencia, California-based Regent Aerospace Corp., have reached a multi-year, global, cooperative agreement for the supply of aircraft cabin repairs, refurbishment, modifications, reconfigurations and upgrades, and cabin interior parts to support line maintenance.

This is the first time that Satair has entered into this kind of an agreement with an aircraft cabin original equipment supplier.

Part of the Airbus Customer Services unit, Satair has exclusive or primary distribution arrangements for aerospace component manufacturers and supplies parts to multi-fleet customer airlines and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) companies. It also fulfills the material service support obligation for the in-service fleet of more than 7,000 Airbus aircraft.

Regent Aerospace, a Part 145 repair station, is AS9100D certified for aircraft interiors including seating, galley, lavatory, side walls, overhead bins, ceiling panels, in-flight entertainment system, and carts.

Regent operates from locations in Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, Louisville, Dallas, Beijing, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico. 

CFM gets 10-year agreement to support Gulf Air LEAP-1A fleet

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and CFM Int’l have a long-term agreement for maintenance of the airline’s LEAP-1A engines. The agreement is valued at more than $1 billion at list price. The 10-year agreement provides maintenance support on a per-flight-hour basis on 65 LEAP-1A engines that the airline ordered in 2017. The airline began commercial operations with the Airbus A320neo powered by LEAP-1A engines in August 2018. 

Able Aerospace adds Nadcap accreditations

Mesa, Arizona-based Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, has qualified for three Nadcap accreditations: non-destructive testing (NDT), chemical processing, and shot peen capabilities. Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI).

Able’s services include electroplating, chemical processing, machining and grinding, NDT, hydraulics, and bearings services. Its 200,000ft2 headquarters is home to more than 450 employees who offer more than 10,000 FAA-approved component repair, overhaul, and parts solutions, and can complete more than 95% of all jobs on site.