13 December 2013
Pratt & Whitney said it has opened its new F100 engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Ga.
The new 105,000-square-foot facility enhances Pratt & Whitney´s capacity to service engines that power F-16 and F-15 fighter aircraft used by the US Air Force and international military customers. Pratt & Whitney, the Development Authority of Columbus and Western Devcon Inc. worked together to develop, design and build the new facility. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
In April 2013, Pratt & Whitney announced it would move the majority of the F100 engine overhaul work performed at its San Antonio Engine Center to Columbus. Construction on the new facility began in July, with employees scheduled to begin performing F100 engine overhauls in the first quarter of 2014.
The Columbus Engine Center offers a variety of services including heavy maintenance, hot section refurbishment, module repair, inspection, performance enhancements and engine testing. The facility´s extensive in-house repair capability helps improve turn-around times and reduce customers´ operating costs.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units, and small turbojet propulsion products. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.