July 14, 2008 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Pratt & Whitney has acquired the military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business from Techspace Aero of Liege, Belgium.
Exterior view of the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 [Graphic by Pratt & Whitney]
The Pratt & Whitney Belgium
Engine Center, as it will be named, will offer complete MRO
services for the F100-PW-100, -200, -220, and -220E engines, as well as key components of the -229 engine.
The center is Pratt & Whitneys first military MRO facility in Europe.
It occupies a new state of the art facility opened in January 2008.
Pratt & Whitney completed the acquisition of the Belgium Engine Center in early July and will take over operations immediately.
Pratt & Whitney military engines include, among others, the F100 family that powers the F-15 and F-16, the F119 for the F-22 Raptor, the F135 for the F-35 Lightning II
. In addition, Pratt & Whitney offers a global network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and military aftermarket services (MAS
) focused on maintaining engine readiness for our customers.
Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company.