Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a Fleet Management Program (FMP) maintenance contract with IndiGo for PW127M engines.

The PW127M engines will power the airline’s new fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft serving regional routes in India. The contract, signed in August, will be in place for 10 years.

“This FMP will provide IndiGo with hands-on support as the engines progressively enter into service on the airline’s new ATR72-600 fleet,” says Frédéric Lefebvre, Vice President, Regional Airlines, P&WC.

“IndiGo also chose to equip each of its new aircraft with our FAST (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) prognostics solution – including the newly certified propeller vibration trend monitoring capability. FAST is helping regional airlines around the world maximise aircraft availability, achieve compliance with their maintenance requirements and optimize their maintenance scheduling.”

Lefebvre added: “IndiGo is a key operator for P&WC in India and the Asia Pacific market in general. This FMP agreement allows us to take a larger profile in India’s growing aviation industry. We are committed to making the debut of our PW127M engine with IndiGo’s fleet a seamless process, giving them the outstanding maintenance solutions for which our P&WC FMP team is known.”