Pratt & Whitney Joins with Tap for Engine Overhaul

 - August 27, 2010, 7:29 AM

Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Brazilian maintenance and engineering division of TAP Portugal announced an agreement to provide “comprehensive engine overhaul services for PT6A and PW100 turboprop operators in Latin America.” Engine services will be provided by TAP at its Porto Alegre facility, which offers the region’s only engine test cells. P&WC do sul Brazil in Sorocaba will sell and market the engine MRO services provided by TAP, as well as provide warranties, manage customer relationships and supply spare parts and technical assistance. According to TAP senior v-p of maintenance and engineering Nestor Koch, the facility can handle 52 engine overhauls a year and expects to do as many as 42 in its first 12 months.