Pratt & Whitney hires Portuguese company for engine maintenance

13 November 2020

OGMA, an Embraer group company, becomes new Pratt & Whitney authorized maintenance center, to support GTF engines.

Yesterday was announced the contract officializing OGMA, a Portuguese company ​​owned in 65% by the Embraer group, as an authorized maintenance center for the aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.

OGMA will make an investment of 74 million euros and will create around 300 highly qualified jobs, to expand the scope of its operations, covering the needs of resources (human and material) required for this project and also looking at the future.

The contract that links the North-American giant and the Alverca company will last for two decades. Alexandre S0lis, OGMA’s CEO, believes that it can be extended beyond that period but, more than that, Alexandre mentions this is “a historic milestone (…) that opens a new world for OGMA“. It is also expected that this agreement could result in the tripling of its annual turnover to close to 600 million euros.

According to the OGMA official statement, the project begins in 2021 with the company being responsible for the “maintenance of GTF (geared turbofan) engines, used by the new generation of commercial aircraft, namely the Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer family E190-E2 and E195-E2”.

This piece of news is proof of Portugal’s excellent reputation in terms of aircraft maintenance and repair and comes to reward the amazing work developed by OGMA, a member of AED Cluster Portugal, over the past few years.

“We are excited to welcome OGMA to the GTF MRO network. With OGMA, we add a highly capable maintenance provider with a long history of engine overhaul experience”, said Dave Emmerling, Vice-President, Commercial Aftermarket at Pratt & Whitney.

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