P&WC SEA inks deal with Pacific Royale Airways
May 22, 2012, Minneapolis, Min. - Pratt & Whitney Canada SEA, located in Singapore, has signed a five-year Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) agreement with Pacific Royale Airways, a Jakarta, Indonesia-based airline.
Pacific Royale Airways has recently begun operations with a 10-aircraft fleet. The PW127B engines which power half of its fleet, five Fokker 50 (High Performance) aircraft, will be covered under the MRO agreement with P&WC SEA. The new airline will serve the Indonesian market where air travel among the nation's islands is in demand.
"We understand our customers' businesses and work to make them successful," said Maria Valerio, Vice President, Operations, Customer Service, P&WC. "Through this long-term MRO agreement, we provide Pacific Royale Airlines with peace of mind knowing their PW127B engines will be maintained at OEM-level standards. It allows our customer to put all their energy into building their new business."
"We see our airline as having a pioneering spirit and we will be the first airline to put some Indonesian locations on the airline map," says Samudra Sukardi, President & CEO, Pacific Royale Airways. "So it's important for us to be able to focus our attention on building our operations, while leaving the MRO requirements of our Fokker 50 aircraft to the engine experts."
Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,500 islands, some 900 of which are inhabited. The country has a population of 238 million people and is the fourth most populous nation in the world. The unique geography and large population present an excellent opportunity for regional turboprop aircraft. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a leader in the regional turboprop segments with more than 5,400 PW100 and PW150 family engines in service today.
P&WC SEA was opened in 1983 and is located in the Loyang Industrial Estate next to Singapore's Changi Airport. P&WC SEA provides repair and overhaul services for PW100 engines and auxiliary power units (APS3200), and hot section inspections for PT6A, PT6B, and PT6T engines.