Pratt & Whitney Canada to Make investments $10 Million in Know-how Upgrades at Part Restore Facility in Wichita Falls, Texas

Pratt & Whitney Canada to Make investments  Million in Know-how Upgrades at Part Restore Facility in Wichita Falls, Texas

WICHITA FALLS, Texas, Might 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Pratt & Whitney Canada, a enterprise unit of Pratt & Whitney, at present introduced a $10 million funding to broaden the capabilities of its Wichita Falls, Texas engine part restore facility, which is predicted to create 30 new jobs. As a part of the funding, the corporate will modify its present coatings line utilizing an revolutionary utility course of.

“The Wichita Falls part restore facility joined the Pratt & Whitney Canada household in 1997 and since then we’ve strengthened our ties with the local people,” mentioned Irene Makris, vp, Buyer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We proceed to speculate and develop in Wichita Falls due to the energy of the native workforce, the assist of the neighborhood, and the enthusiastic ‘can do’ angle of our Wichita Falls workforce and management. Our Wichita Falls facility would be the first of our crops to pioneer a brand new coating course of which is able to considerably enhance the sturdiness and efficiency of our engines.”

The ability repairs the “scorching” (combustion) sections of quite a lot of Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. As a part of the restore course of, sure engine elements, resembling turbine blades, are given a particular coating that protects towards the excessive temperatures wanted for these high-performance engines. The funding is to create a line that makes use of a newly developed coating approach.

“The Metropolis of Wichita Falls views firms like Pratt & Whitney as integral to the well being of the native financial system and our potential to foster well-paying jobs for our workforce,” mentioned Stephen Santellana, Mayor of Wichita Falls. “The corporate and its staff listed here are very a lot concerned in our neighborhood and in efforts to strengthen our social and financial infrastructure. We’re delighted with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s determination to proceed to develop in Wichita Falls and we’re proud to assist this funding within the facility to carry extra work and extra job alternatives to the Metropolis’s residents.”

Pratt & Whitney Canada designs, builds and maintains engines for quite a lot of missions and functions, from common aviation fanatics to life-saving air medical and rescue operations. This yr, Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates reaching 1 billion working hours because it was based in 1928. Pratt & Whitney Canada has produced greater than 110,000 engines, and 66,000 engines are presently in operation all through the world.

“Since buying the present facility in 1997, Pratt & Whitney Canada has labored diligently to broaden each the plant’s capabilities and develop its workforce,” mentioned Leo Lane, Chairman of the Wichita Falls Financial Improvement Company. “It’s initiatives like at present’s announcement that assist us develop our aviation and aerospace sector, essential for a metropolis that’s residence to the Sheppard Airforce Base. We’re additionally conscious that Pratt & Whitney is a significant provider to our navy and conducts recruitment packages geared to serving to our veterans discover their subsequent mission as Pratt & Whitney staff.”

Development will start earlier than mid-2023 and is predicted to be accomplished by early 2025.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada to Make investments  Million in Know-how Upgrades at Part Restore Facility in Wichita Falls, Texas