- Iberia will be one of a select number of workshops authorised worldwide
- First GTF will be received in 2023
Iberia Maintenance has received a new authorization from Pratt & Whitney, one of the largest aircraft engine manufacturers in the world, to service the GTF PW1100G-JM engine, powering the Airbus A320neo family. The Iberia Engine Shop will be one of a select number of shops authorised worldwide to overhaul and maintain this engine model.
Iberia Maintenance has been working on this project for more than two years, investing in the latest engine MRO technologies for, amongst others, grinding, balancing and test data acquisition, adapting both its 52,500m2 engine workshop, specialized in V2500, CFM56 and RB211, and its test cell, located in Madrid to be ready to accept this new technology engine.
Iberia Maintenance will receive its first GTF engine in 2023.
This contract demonstrates Iberia Maintenance ‘s high level of experience and competitiveness and its ability to adapt to new market demands. It is a strategic step to expand its scope of activity and service to new generation engines that will be powering aircraft fleets during the coming decades.
Andy Best, Iberia Maintenance Chief Technical Officer, stated: “We are proud to receive Pratt & Whitney’s confidence and to take this strategic step in the development of our engine business, which will allow us to consolidate our position as a full service provider in single aisle fleets while ensuring the continuity of our workshop at the forefront of the industry’s technology. I would also like to thank both the Iberia and Pratt & Whitney teams for all the hard work and collaboration in achieving this milestone”.
“With increasing engine orders, we continue to grow our MRO presence with capable, quality maintenance providers worldwide to ensure proximity and seamless service to our customers,” said Marc Meredith, executive director of GTF Engine Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney. “Already a proven MRO provider for the V2500 engine, Iberia Maintenance ’s skill and experience will be a strong asset to the GTF MRO network.”