Pratt & Whitney signs training MoU with COMAC

Aircraft engine manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), for cooperation on leadership training for senior executives and mid-level management, project management training and Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) training. The training programmes, conducted by the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center, in collaboration with Hamilton Sundstrand and Sikorsky, will provide targeted a curriculum for senior executives, mid-level managers and high potential employees. Training is scheduled to begin mid-year.

“We signed this training cooperation MoU with UTC because it offers opportunities for employees at all levels of COMAC to learn critical leadership and technical skills from a trusted and well-respected OEM,” said Yan Hua, COMAC’s Assistant President and General Manager of Human Resources. “COMAC plans to leverage the training to develop its world-class workforce.”

“In addition to the training offered at our Customer Training Centers in East Hartford, Connecticut, and Beijing, China, UTC is working with its university partners to conduct a significant portion of the executive level training created with COMAC,” said Pratt & Whitney’s Vice President of Human Resources, Patrick Preux. “We look forward to working together with COMAC to tailor the programs to meet their business needs.”

“We are honored to cooperate with COMAC on the China Aviation Leadership Program,” said Liping Xie, Senior Managing Director for the aerospace business units in China. “This cooperation provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the relationship between UTC and COMAC.”

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