Engine Alliance services come with a pedigree of reliability from a partnership with 188 years of combined experience. We’ve created more than the engine for the world’s largest airliner. We create the greatest potential for your market growth.
The Engine Alliance (EA) is a 50-50 joint venture of General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Engine Alliance formed with one goal: Power the Airbus A380. In the beginning, that meant building engines. Now times have changed – and we’ve changed to meet them.
For decades, we’ve offered our operators the largest global support network in the industry. But now, we’ve made that network the core of our business. Imagine – field service teams in 100+ cities worldwide, refocused and recommitted to one goal: Keeping the A380 airborne.
Our mission is to make the A380 the star of your fleet.The EA applies the industry-leading expertise of EA partner companies MTU Aero Engines, Snecma (SAFRAN) and Techspace Aero (SAFRAN), and incorporates the latest technologies from GE and Pratt & Whitney.
Amy Johnston was appointed president of Engine Alliance in February 2019.
Amy joined Pratt & Whitney in 1997 and has held roles of increasing leadership responsibility in aftermarket operations, engine overhaul and materials management.
In 2013, Amy was appointed General Manager of Pratt & Whitney Materials International Sàrl based in Lucerne, Switzerland. In this customer-facing role, she led an international team providing material solutions to MRO and airline customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Prior to Switzerland, Amy was the director of operations at the Turkish Engine Center in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2009, she helped launch TEC, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of turbofan aircraft CFM56 and V2500 engines. Amy has also held several supply chain and operations roles across a variety of MRO sites.
Amy received a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
Before joining Engine Alliance, David was the finance manager for GE Aviation’s GEnx services business. David has 18 years of GE Aviation financial management experience in services, commercial engines, supply chain and shop operations. David graduated from the University College of Swansea with a Bachelor’s degree in management science and qualified as a chartered accountant in the United Kingdom with Ernst & Young.
Joe began his GE career in 2000 on the Operations Management Leadership Program and held roles of increasing responsibility throughout the Supply Chain including Six Sigma Black Belt and Business Leader of combustion manufacturing in Lynn, MA, Shop Operations Manager in Albuquerque, NM, and Sourcing Commodity Leader for Unison Engine Components. In 2011, Joe was selected as the Auburn, AL, Plant Manager where he led the site’s start-up and production ramp-up.
In 2016, he transitioned to a commercial narrowbody product line as Manufacturing Programs and Cost Leader. Most recently, Joe has been the Product Operations Leader in our Aeroderivatives engine business leading demand, delivery, product cost and change management execution.
Joe earned Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and public policy from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Erik joined Pratt & Whitney in 1992 as an Advanced Engine performance systems engineer. As one of the launch members of the Engine Alliance team in 1996, he was responsible for the performance and flowpath of the original GP7000 destined for the A380. Over his 30-year career, Erik has held several positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, industrial operations and program management supporting multiple commercial and military programs during all phases of the engine life cycle. Erik rejoined the Engine Alliance in 2016 as the East Program Manager and took on the role of Executive Vice President in early June 2022.
Erik holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Aaron Copeland was appointed Associate Director of Product Support Engineering for Engine Alliance in May 2022.
Aaron brings considerable experience, having worked in various disciplines over his 30 years in the aviation industry. Aaron started at Pratt & Whitney in 1998 as an F119 Project Engineer. Prior to that, he worked as Product Engineer at the Howmet Corporation and as a Jet Engine Mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. He has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, most recently in Military Engines as an Associate Director for F135 Sustainment Technical Integration. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in manufacturing engineering from Spring Garden College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven, and was a participant in the first Pratt & Whitney Propel Cohort Leadership Program.
Joel joined GE Aviation in 2004 and began his career in technology maturation and product development. He has been the design team leader for multiple NPI programs, culminating with engine certification, including LEAP and Passport. Joel served as Aviation Program Manager at GE Research, where he led aviation technology development and was responsible for the transition of new capabilities from the research laboratory into products. Most recently, Joel led the advanced engine systems team at GE Aviation, where he led airframer engagement on future product strategy.
Joel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, both from the University of Notre Dame.
Rich joined Pratt & Whitney in 1999 and has held positions of increasing responsibility all within engineering before joining the Engine Alliance in 2018 as the EA-East program chief engineer. Rich has broad aerospace experience in commercial, military and technology programs. Past assignments include Industrial Engines chief engineer, Mechanical Systems engineering manager for the PW1500G/PW1200G/GTF Demo, and project lead for Mechanical Systems technology rigs/military demonstrator programs.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.