Mitsubishi Heavy Industries´ company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engine, Ltd. (MHIAEL), has announced it will join maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations for the PW1100G-JM aero engines, the company said.
MHIAEL has signed an agreement with International Aero Engines LLC (IAE LLC), the entity that developed the PW1100G-JM engines, through Japan Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC), which is a member company of IAE.
Today, the PW1100G-JM engine is attracting steady demand, particularly for the popular Airbus A320neo series jets, and MHIAEL has opted to join the MRO arrangement in addition to currently providing MRO for PW4000 engines on the Boeing 747, 767 and others and V2500 engines on the A320ceo.
Building MRO operations for the PW1100G-JM, which is the latest configuration of commercial aero engines, MHIAEL is looking for useful feedback on parts design and manufacturing processes as a way to further improve its technologies in new commercial aero engines.
Going forward, MHIAEL will continue to burnish its technical capabilities and improve its reliability in the development, production and MRO of aero engines, thereby making ongoing contributions to the development of Japan´s aero engine industry.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is an industrial firm with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around USD 38 billion.