This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
With nearly 5,000 Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace employees in India, parent company Raytheon Technologies (RTX) is donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators through the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum as the country deals with a second wave of Covid-19 cases.
Additionally, teams across RTX are leveraging resources and using supply chains to provide personal protective equipment to employees and local communities in India. It will also match employee donations through May 22 for nonprofits that are supporting Covid-19 relief. RTX added it will continue to look for other ways to support India in this new wave of infections.
“We need a global response to tackle India’s second wave of Covid-19 infections,” said Pratt & Whitney president and head of country Ashmita Sethi. “The aerospace industry has been on the frontlines, with our military and airline customers transporting vaccines, oxygen, and medicines with urgency.”
For more than 70 years, Pratt & Whitney has supported India’s civil and military aviation communities with engines used on more than 680 turboprop, turbofan, and turboshaft aircraft in the country.