OGMA – Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal S.A. has just signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney to carry out in Portugal the maintenance of the GTF engines, used by the new generation of commercial aircraft. The contract is worth €600 million annually and gives OGMA the status of authorised maintenance centre for Pratt & Whitney engines, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aircraft engines.
The project, developed by OGMA in the last 12 months, starts in 2021 with the components of industrialisation and training and is expected to last for two decades. During the project, mainly in 2022 and 2023, 300 direct highly qualified jobs will be created.
With an investment of 74 million euros, mostly concentrated in the first four years of the project, OGMA expands its range of activities in the area of maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft engines and practically triples its current turnover.
The Pratt & Whitney GTF engine family started up in 2016 and is used in the new generation of commercial aviation, namely in the Airbus A320 Neo family, Airbus A220 and Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2. Compared to the previous generation, the GTF engines make it possible to reduce fuel consumption in air operations by up to 16%, reduce noise emissions by up to 75% and reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by 50% to 75%.
OGMA – Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal SA, a company that celebrated 100 years of existence in 2018, specialises in two business areas – maintenance, repair and reconditioning of aircraft, engines and components for civil and military aviation, and manufacturing and assembly of civil and military aircraft structures – and represents one of the exponents of the new defence economy in Portugal.