Federal Express has signed a 20-year contract with Pratt & Whitney for its off-wing fleet management program (FMP) covering 135 PW4000-94 engines powering FedEx’s fleet of Boeing MD-11s and Airbus A300s and A310s. According to P&W Global Service Partners senior vice-president Jim Keenan, the deal is one of the largest and widest ranging maintenance, repair and overhaul orders the company has received.
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Martinair has become the first European airline to sign up for Pratt & Whitney’s innovative EcoPower engine washing system.
Claimed to bring fuel burn savings of up to 2 percent, the EcoPower system has been tested on Martinair’s fleet of PW4000 engines in May. P&W said it expects to be contracted to wash not only Martinair’s engines but also those of other airlines using Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
When engine maker Pratt & Whitney opened its first machine shop in a tobacco warehouse in Hartford, Conn., 80 years ago last month, former Wright Aeronautical president Frederick Rentschler probably could not have imagined how popular, and ubiquitous, the company’s engines would become.
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