Pratt & Whitney, an RTX business, announced the appointment of Ajay Surti as the head of its India Customer Training Centre (ICTC) in Hyderabad. Ajay brings more than 27 years of experience in the aviation industry, having worked with various airlines and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) over the course of his extensive career.
In his new role, Ajay Surti will lead Pratt & Whitney’s ICTC in Hyderabad, focusing on delivery of high-quality training to customers and developing new opportunities to provide field support. The India Customer Training Centre, established in 2015, is Pratt & Whitney’s flagship investment in India, and is one of three such training centres in the world. The state-of-the-art center provides specialized trainings on Pratt & Whitney engines to customers from more than 27 countries.
Speaking on the appointment, Ashmita Sethi, president and country head, Pratt & Whitney, India (UTCIPL) said, “The India Customer Training Centre has been instrumental in providing training on our advanced GTF and V2500 engines to global customers. It has also played a crucial role in driving our collaborations with local governments, universities, and emerging technology companies – including our recently launched Percept AI-based aircraft engine inspection tool. We firmly believe that Ajay, with his extensive experience, will not only spearhead ICTC’s programs successfully, but will also further drive the culture of innovation.”