Pratt & Whitney and Air France Industries, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, announce first GTF engine induction

Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced today (June 26) that Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, has inducted its first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine.

AFI KLM E&M joined the Pratt & Whitney GTF MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) network in 2022 with disassembly, assembly and test capability for PW1500G model engines for the Airbus A220 family.

Pratt & Whitney and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance Announce First GTF Engine Induction.

In 2021, Air France selected 60 A220-300 aircraft with an option of adding up to 60 more, which are powered exclusively by GTF engines. The airline currently operates 24 of these aircraft, with an additional 37 on order.

In the last four years, the GTF MRO network has more than doubled in size, and AFI KLM E&M marks the 13th active location. AFI KLM E&M is one of several distinguished providers in Europesupporting GTF MRO work and will become the third facility in the region to provide full disassembly, assembly and test capability for the PW1500G engine.

The GTF MRO network is comprised of the industry’s leading MRO companies. There are currently 13 active GTF MRO engine centers worldwide with an additional six expected to be online by 2025. The network is part of Pratt & Whitney EngineWise® solutions, which provide engine operators with a variety of aftermarket services resulting in long-term, sustainable value.