By Gus Manion, The Chicago Times
May 13, 2023
LONGUEUIL, CANADA – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney, announced Friday that it will invest $10 million to expand the capabilities of its Wichita Falls, Texas engine component repair facility,
“We continue to invest and grow in Wichita Falls because of the strength of the local workforce, the support of the community, and the enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude of our Wichita Falls team and leadership. Our Wichita Falls facility will be the first of our plants to pioneer a new coating process which will significantly improve the durability and performance of our engines,” said Irene Makris, vice president, Customer Service, Pratt & Whitney Canada in a press release.
The Wichita Falls facility repairs the combustion sections of some Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. During the repair process a special coating is applied to certain engine parts, like turbine blades, to protect against the high temperatures needed for these high-performance engines. According to Pratt & Whitney Canada, the investment will create a line that uses a newly developed coating process. The construction of the new repair line is expected to be completed in early 2025.
Pratt & Whitney is owned by Raytheon Technologies Corporation.