Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced opening of its India customer training center in the capital city. The training center will be housed at United Technologies Corporation India Pvt ltd (“UTC India”). Aircraft engineers and technicians will be trained on current and new engine models at this facility.
Today, over 300 aircraft in India are powered by Pratt & Whitney and IAE International Aero Engines AG engines. This number will increase rapidly as the new PurePower® PW1000G family of engines enters service in India with IndiGo, GoAir and Air Costa. The PurePower engine is also known as the Geared Turbofan TM engine, or GTF engine, said Andrew Tanner, vice president, Pratt & Whitney Customer Service.
“This is the 80th anniversary of Pratt & Whitney’s customer training program and we are excited to honor that milestone with this new center, which is committed to providing training to customers in the growing aerospace industry in India,” said Palash Roy Chowdhury, country manager/managing director, India, Pratt & Whitney. “Hyderabad is a key location for many of the aircraft operators in this region and we are pleased to bring training nearer to them. ” he added. (NSS)