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Pratt & Whitney Adds GTF MRO Capabilities to North Berwick

Pratt & Whitney announced it will invest $12.5 million into its North Berwick, Maine facility, expanding its Pratt & Whitney GTF maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network. North Berwick will perform maintenance on high pressure turbine and high pressure compressor modules for the PW1100G-JM engine. “We’re committed to the continued capability expansion of the network and continue to pursue all opportunities to better support our customer base,” said Joe Sylvestro, vice president of Aftermarket Operations at Pratt & Whitney. “By tapping into the expertise and experience of our North Berwick team, we’re excited to further strengthen our MRO capability.” This investment bolsters Pratt & Whitney’s global GTF MRO Network and accelerates growth by utilizing the facility’s already existing expertise. The addition of GTF high pressure turbine and high pressure compressor module maintenance at North Berwick benefits GTF operators by reduction of lead-time…

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Aviation Maintenance in the Time of Coronavirus by JOY FINNEGAN

In our annual State of the Industry feature, we ask top leaders in our industry to give us their take on where we are and where we are going as an industry. These leaders freely share their knowledge and wisdom with us so we can benefit from their expertise, experience and deep understanding of the market in which we work. Asking for input this year was daunting. It’s…