Pratt and Whitney

Israeli national carrier EL AL has signed a five-year maintenance service agreement with Pratt & Whitney for maintenance services on up to 17 new PW4000 engines.

Pratt & Whitney is currently providing services for 27 EL AL engines.

EL AL vice-president of maintenance and engineering Yosef Barazani said: "One of our core values is to work relentlessly and without compromise for our customers’ safety.

"By working with Pratt & Whitney, we know that our engines are being maintained to the highest standards and with short turnaround time, which not only helps us achieve our safety goals, but also helps us to gain greater value from the engines."

"One of our core values is to work relentlessly and without compromise for our customers’ safety."

Established in 1948, Israel’s EL AL airline offers non-stop flights in and around Israel. With its other partner carriers it serves hundreds of other destinations worldwide

Pratt & Whitney aftermarket president Matthew Bromberg said: "Pratt & Whitney and EL AL have a more than 50 year history together, and we are proud to continue to provide valuable services to this premiere airline.

"This new agreement demonstrates our strong relationship with EL AL and our dedication to helping them improve their business by keeping their engines in service for as long as possible and operating efficiently."

For more than 90 years, Pratt & Whitney has been providing technical expertise and services to aircraft operators.

Its PW4000 is a family of high bypass turbofan aircraft engines, which was built as a successor to the JT9D series of engines. It has served wider applications than its predecessor.

The company is involved in the design, manufacture and servicing of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

Image: A Pratt & Whitney PW4074 engine. Photo: courtesy of Wikipedia.