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MRO News: MTU Maintenance and Air Burkina sign exclusive CF34-8E engine maintenance contract
Ludwigsfelde, July 19, 2017 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Air Burkina have signed an exclusive three-year maintenance agreement. The contract for the airline’s four CF34-8E engines from their E170 aircraft covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and guaranteed spare engine leasing availability.
Air Burkina is the national airline of Burkina Faso and operates regional flights from the capital Ouagadougou to other countries in Africa. The company history reaches back to 1967, when Air Volta was founded. Air Burkina is the only west African company to have operated without interruption for 50 years.
MTU Maintenance has been maintaining engines from the CF34 family (CF34--3, -8C/E, -10E) for 15 years and has provided MRO services to over 90 customers across the globe. Services are performed at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, a General Electric authorized CF34 service provider. MTU Maintenance performs over 100 off-wing shop visits per year. Air Burkina is their first CF34-8 customer in sub-Saharan Africa.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. In the commercial maintenance sector, the company ranks among the top five service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the umbrella of MTU Maintenance. In the military field, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In the fiscal year 2016, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.7 billion euros.