Shown is a Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 engine in what is known within the industry as "Stove Pipe" condition meaning no installed Quick Engine Change kit "QEC" kit comprising of various ducts, electrical harnesses, and other external attachments, etc.
Mr. Jack Tannair the proprietor of Global Turbine Services, Inc. a proper FAA, FAR-145 commercial jet engine repair and overhaul facility, located within the Medley section Miami, Florida explains some fine details about the Pratt and Whitney JT8D-15 engine to Mr. Steve Sagortt and Mr. Mark Bowen from Aviation Airmotive
With well over 25,000 square feet of operable shop floor space, Global Turbine Services (GTS), Inc. is one of the largest FAA, FAR-145 commercial jet engine repair and overhaul facility located in Miami, Florida. GTS is rated to services the Pratt and Whitney JT3, the F-33 the military designation of the JT3, the JT8D (all series) and the turbo-prop PT6A (all series) just to name a few engine models
Miami, Florida 15th March 2017: Miami, Florida is home to the largest array of established, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR)-145 rated repair and overhaul shops, consisting of just about every parts and systems found on modern day commercial transport aircraft's. With that said out of the 234 or so rated FAA, FAR-145 shop within the whole South, Florida area, currently, there are about ten engine shops in Miami, Florida.
One of those engine shop who the 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group (94th ACG) has an establish, professional relationship with and had played a significant role in their development early on and was instrumental in placing the Pratt and Whitney PT6A, turbo-prop engine onto their approved operational specifications "Ops Spec" is Global Turbine Services, Inc.
With that said it was fairly easy when yet another client of the 94th ACG, known as Aviation Airmotive tapped the 94th ACG to advise them so as to source a Pratt and Whitney JT8D for a company project that they are assisting with over in Africa and also to consider a proper shop to service on of their JT8D engine which was leased to the Government of Mali which was slung onto the Boeing 727 of the President of Mali, that sustained a Foreign Object Damage (F.O.D) damage it was a mere effort of introducing and joining two clients for a common goal.