Pratt & Whitney invests $20 million to expand GTF MRO capacity at Florida facility 

Pratt & Whitney invests $20 million to expand GTF MRO capacity at Florida facility 

May 28, 2024
Pratt & Whitney plans to increase its workforce by 25% and add new critical equipment throughout various areas of the facility.

Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to increase the GTF maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capacity of its West Palm Beach Engine Center in Florida. The company, which is an RTX business, will invest $20 million into the project, which is expected to yield a 40% increase in capacity. To accomplish its goals, Pratt & Whitney plans to increase its workforce by 25% and add new critical equipment throughout various areas of the facility, including machining, test, clean and warehousing. In 2021, Pratt & Whitney transformed its West Palm Beach plant into a GTF MRO engine center that featured an automated system that assembles the high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor and a redefined overhead engine handling system. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2025.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Kevin Kirkpatrick, vice president of Global Aftermarket Operations at Pratt & Whitney, said, "The expansion at West Palm Beach is the latest example of our global investment to support the GTF fleet. We remain steadfast in our commitment to support customers and maintain their trust as we carry out the GTF fleet management plan." 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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