Pratt & Whitney expands service network in Brazil
August 16, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
During LABACE 2018 in São Paulo, Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica Ltda.
Based in Carapicuíba, which is part of São Paulo, this new Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. “We have built a global footprint and frontline that is second to none; it is this worldwide network that enables us to deliver solutions with the ultimate goal of driving aircraft availability to ensure our operators are always mission-ready,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasingam, vice president, customer service, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC).
Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica will offer line maintenance support as well as Mobile Repair Team field services. Previously, P&WC appointed RICO Taxi Aereo and ABA Manutenção de Aeronaves as DMFs in 2017 to support PT6A customers in Brazil, as well as local agricultural customers.
P&WC’s network in the region also includes the P&WC Do Brasil maintenance facility, the Covington Aircraft Engines’s PT6A Satellite, a P&WC parts distribution centre located in Sorocaba, seven Field Support Representatives, and specialized Mobile Repair Teams.
“Our service network is about creating local solutions for every customer to drive availability, reduce costs and sustain asset value throughout the entire lifecycle,’’ said Kumarasingam.