(MENAFN) A US-Saudi joint venture has opened a new aircraft-engine maintenance unit near the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Arabian Business reported.
The Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), a joint venture between US-based aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and a group led by Saudi Arabian Airlines, has been the preferred overhaul provider for the Royal Saudi Air Force's F100-PW-220/220E engines since it opened in 2001.
The facility's product lines include the RB199 engines for RSAF's Tornado aircraft, the T56 engines for the C-130 and Pratt & Whitney Canada's PT6 for the PC-9 Pilatus.
Bennett Croswell, president, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines unveiled plans to expand the facility's portfolio to include engines for military helicopters, tanks and others vehicles.
He added that MEPC, was part of a larger network of Pratt & Whitney military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions, offering a broad range of rapid, reliable, and affordable services.
MEPC is also supported by Mohawearean Aviation Services and MTU Aero Engines, the leading engine manufacturer in Germany.