PARIS AIR SHOW - June 20, 2011 – GMG Airlines and Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners have signed an exclusive maintenance services agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
Under the exclusive three-year agreement, Eagle Services Asia, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' Singapore-based engine overhaul facility, will provide engine overhaul services for the airlines' PW4060-powered fleet of Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
"Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is very pleased to provide GMG Airlines engine maintenance on its Pratt & Whitney-powered fleet," said Tom Hutton, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. "This agreement strengthens our partnership with GMG Airlines, which already includes engine maintenance agreements and spare engine agreements covering other Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft in its fleet. We are excited to continue our relationship with this agreement."
"Pratt & Whitney is a world-class OEM and MRO provider," said Shahab Sattar, GMG Airlines managing director. "We are pleased to continue to partner with them to receive the highest quality maintenance, repair and overhaul services on our Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft."
Based in Bangladesh, GMG Airlines – owned by the industrial conglomerate Beximco – started operations on April 6, 1998. It began with domestic services and launched international flights in September 2004, with flights between Chittagong and Kolkata. With eight international and five domestic destinations, GMG Airlines offers 234 flights per week. GMG's international route consists of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Karachi, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh. In domestic operation it serves Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazaar, Sylhet and Jessore.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.
United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries. Please visit www.utcaero.com for news from Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies at the Paris Air Show 2011.