The first contract with Pratt & Whitney in 1992 marked ITP Aero’s entry into the single-aisle aircraft market
Today, ITP Aero is a risk and reward partner on the American manufacturer’s entire GTF engine family
Bob Quinn, Executive Director Partnership Programs at Pratt & Whitney visited the ITP Aero headquarters in Zamudio to mark the 10th anniversary of the alliance between the two companies
Bob Quinn, Executive Director Partnership Programs at Pratt & Whitney, together with Carlos Alzola, CEO of ITP Aero and Mikel Lantero, Executive Director of ITP Aero’s Civil Business Unit, led the ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the alliance between ITP Aero and the North American aeronautical engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. ITP Aero’s first contract with Pratt & Whitney was signed in 1992, and marked ITP Aero’s entry into the single-aisle aircraft engine market, a very important milestone in the company’s customer diversification strategy.
Today, ITP Aero is a risk and profit partner in all Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, being responsible for the supply of Mid Turbine Frames or MTFs (intermediate structure between the two turbines of the engine), Integrated Bladed Rotors or IBRs (discs that compress the compressor air) and Externals (components on the outside of the engine that distribute fluids such as oil, fuel or air). In the ten years of collaboration between the two companies, ITP Aero has delivered more than 1,600 IBRs, 1,300 cast structures for the MTFs, and more than 350,000 externals.
The GTF engine family is the quietest, most environmentally friendly and efficient engine family for single-aisle aircraft, with more than 1,300 aircraft and more than 15 million engine flight hours in service. In addition, the GTF engine family also offers cutting-edge sustainability features such as up to 75% reduction in noise emissions, up to 50% reduction in NOx emissions, and up to 20% reduction in CO2 emissions.
During the ceremony, Bob Quinn, Executive Director Partnership Programs at Pratt & Whiteny, said: “It is an honour to be here with you today, almost ten years after we signed our first contract. Since then, ITP and Pratt & Whitney have worked tirelessly to build a strong future together. Pratt & Whitney has benefited from the broad and diverse capabilities that ITP has brought to our GTF programmes, from foundry structures to rotating IBRs.”
Mikel Lantero, CEO of ITP Aero’s civil business unit, said, “The tenth anniversary of our partnership with Pratt & Whitney is a true reflection of the successful collaboration between the two companies. This milestone reinforces our line of business growth and development, both companies share strong synergies and I am confident that we will continue to leverage our shared capabilities going forward”.
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