MHIAEL to Retrofit of IPC Modules on Boeing 787 Trent 1000 Engines
MHIAEL was recognized for its achievements in aircraft engine maintenance work, and plans to expand its business in the future.
September 30, 2019
By PLA Editor
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, Ltd. (MHIAEL), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Aichi Prefecture, has received an order from All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) for retrofitting of the intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) modules(1) equipped on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines which powers their fleet of Boeing 787 mid-size aircrafts.
The first shipment of a retrofitted engine was completed on September 11. MHIAEL has been awarded the order considering its long track record in module maintenance work on ANA’s Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, coupled with its excellent relationship with the airline.
Instead of MHIAEL’s MRO shop located at MHI’s Nagoya Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works, which is currently full of existing orders, retrofit work is being performed at the Chita and Chita-Kita plants of Tohmei Industries Co., Ltd., a cooperating company for MHI Group’s aerospace businesses. After receiving the Trent 1000 engine from ANA, MHIAEL will disassemble the engine and swaps the IPC module with a new module retrofitted to newest configuration. Following reassembly, the engine will be returned to ANA. On September 10 a ceremony was held at the site to commemorate the first shipment on the following day, with attendees including representatives from ANA.