DELHI: Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a fleet management program (FMP) maintenance contract with IndiGo for PW127M engines that will power the airline’s new fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft serving regional routes in India.
The contract, signed in August, will be in place for 10 years from the date of each engine’s entry into service and can be extended thereafter, reports The Times of India.
P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
“This FMP will provide IndiGo with hands-on support as the engines progressively enter into service on the airline’s new ATR72-600 fleet. IndiGo also chose to equip each of its new aircraft with our FAST (flight, acquisition, storage and transmission) prognostics solution – including the newly certified propeller vibration trend monitoring capability.
FAST is helping regional airlines around the world maximize aircraft availability, achieve compliance with their maintenance requirements and optimize their maintenance scheduling,” says Frederic Lefebvre, VP Regional Airlines, P&WC.
The FMP plan will provide customized support to meet IndiGo’s technical and commercial needs.