Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has selected its West Virginia engine services facility as the site for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of its PW800 turbine engines, specifically the PW814GA and PW815GA engines that power Gulfstream G500 and G600 twinjets, the engine maker announced yesterday. As part of the selection, P&W will invest $30 million in the Bridgeport facility, which encompasses nearly 193,000 sq ft.
“This decision was based on the site’s wealth of technical expertise in business aviation engines and its excellent record in providing quality, speed, and value for our customers,” P&W customer service v-p Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam said. “Adding the game-changing PW800 engine to their repertoire of business aviation engines will equip and upskill the facility with high-value service engineering jobs.”
Fifty new jobs will be added at Bridgeport for the new work, which will eventually include other PW800 engine models. Bridgeport has been designated a center of excellence for P&W turbofans and serves as the specialist MRO for PW300 and PW500 engines, a spokeswoman told AIN.