Pratt & Whitney inaugurates Middle East Propulsion Company MRO facility to meet growing demand for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul

RAF

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., 25 June 2012. The Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC) opened a new aircraft-engine maintenance facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to handle the region’s increasing demands for maintenance and repair of military aircraft engines. MEPC is a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney's parent company United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), Saudi Arabian Airlines, Mohawearean Aviation Services Company, and MTU Aero Engines.

MEPC, which provides military engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the Middle East, is part of a larger network of Pratt & Whitney military MRO solutions.

MEPC has been the overhaul provider of choice for the Royal Saudi Air Force's F100-PW-220/220E engines since it opened in 2001. The facility's current product lines also include: the RB199 engines for RSAF's Tornado aircraft, the T56 engines for the C-130, and Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6 for the PC-9 Pilatus.

The 194,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is designed to accommodate forecast growth in existing and new product lines. The company plans to expand the facility's portfolio to include engines for military helicopters, tanks, and others vehicles. 

"Pratt & Whitney's tradition of supporting the Royal Saudi Air Force is carried on through our sustained efforts with the Middle East Propulsion Company," says Bennett Croswell, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. 

"We are proud to be a founding member of MEPC, and are pleased to continue this partnership and excited about the growth opportunities enabled by the opening of this impressive facility," Croswell noted. "Saudi Arabia is an important market for Pratt & Whitney and this new facility is part of our commitment to the Kingdom to create training opportunities and additional local engine repair and overhaul capabilities."

The Middle East Propulsion Company is strategically located near the King Khalid International Airport, inRiyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company is licensed to engage in the business of maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft propulsion systems.

 

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Design Strategy Considerations for DO-178C Certified Multi-core Systems

Join Wind River to learn how system architecture and design choices can minimize your DO-178C certification challenges.

Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors

View the 2014 Buyer's Guide Now!


Mil & Aero Magazine

October 2014
Volume 25, Issue 10
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE