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Barnes Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada sign long-term agreement for engine component repair

Barnes Aerospace Press Release | June 13, 2024

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During the recent MRO Americas show in Chicago, Barnes Aerospace and RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada announced a significant milestone: a long-term extension of a repair services agreement.

As industry leaders in aerospace aftermarket solutions, the companies are committed to partnering on the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of highly complex parts used in aero engine cases, rotating components, shrouds, and seals.

The newly signed extension continues Barnes Aerospace’s and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) longstanding business relationship, which dates back to the 1970s. The agreement allows the companies to collaborate further on developing repairs for new and existing aerospace engines.

Ian Reason, senior vice-president of Barnes and president of Barnes Aerospace, emphasized the achievement’s significance: “By leveraging our extensive repair capabilities, expertise, and capacity, we provide quality repairs with industry-leading turn-around-time (TAT) for Pratt & Whitney. We take pride in meeting the growing demand for support of existing and new engine programs and are excited for the opportunity to work on new repair development solutions that add value to our customers.”

“As global leaders in aerospace, P&WC has more than 68,000 engines in service, which requires us to build a network of trusted service partners to keep our engines in flight and to ensure timely turn-around-time for engines undergoing maintenance activities,” said Irene Makris, vice-president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “This agreement underscores our commitment to advancing engines in flight.”

Barnes Aerospace global facilities are repair stations certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and other regulatory authorities as required. The company provides services to some of the world’s largest commercial airlines and aviation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

This agreement solidifies a business relationship spanning more than half a century and supports new repairs for engines currently in development.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Barnes Group.

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