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Latest Press Releases 2018

Zhuhai, August 27, 2018 – MTU Maintenance, the global leader in customized solutions for aero engines, has signed a contract with Jazeera Airways. The three-year contract covers the maintenance repair and overhaul of the CFM56-5B engines that power the airline’s fleet of A320 aircraft. Jazeera Airways is MTU  Maintenance’s first airline customer in Kuwait and continues the MRO provider’s successful trajectory in the Middle East market.

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Vancouver, August 14th -- MTU Maintenance Canada, a North American affiliate of German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, celebrated its 20th anniversary this weekend with customers, partners, and employees. The event included a ceremony at the facility as well as a trip to local Abbotsford Airshow.

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French facility goes operational in Bordeaux

Approval of a facility in Alabecte (Spain) is scheduled for April 2019

Munich, August 1, 2018 – Late last week, MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce ITP GmbH (known as MTRI), jointly with its partners MTU Aero Engines, Safran Helicopter Engines, Rolls-Royce and ITP Aero, approved AIA Bordeaux (Atelier Industriel de L’Aéronautique de Bordeaux) as the first MTR390-Enhanced MRO shop. At the facility in France, all variants of the MTR390 family of engines, which power the Tiger combat helicopter, will be maintained in the future, especially so the propulsion systems operated by the French Armed Forces. As of now, the first helicopters powered by MTR390-E engines, too, can be repaired and overhauled on site. Back in January this year, MTRI already awarded AIA Bordeaux the certificate as an approved shop for Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). The facility overhauls these LRUs on site for all participating nations. Approval of yet another MTR390 MRO shop, based in Spain’s Albacete, is scheduled for April 2019. In both instances, MTU takes care of the project management.

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Munich, July 26, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines generated revenues of € 2,148.6 million in the first six months of 2018, up 9 % on the previous year (1-6/17: € 1,977.0 million). The group’s operating profit increased by 13 % from € 296.3 million to € 334.6 million, resulting in an EBIT margin increase from 15.0 % to 15.6 %. Earnings after tax also increased by 13 % to € 237.0 million (1-6/17: € 210.1 million).

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• The total investment for the new building is 11.5 million euros
• Continuous growth of the location calls for extension by 6,500 square meters

Ludwigsfelde, July 20, 2018 - MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading provider of MRO services for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, has laid the foundation stone for a new logistics center at its Ludwigsfelde location today. The total investment for the new building with a workspace of 6,500 square meters is 11.5 million euros. The additional floor space is needed to cater to the location’s continued growth. Between 2016 and 2018, the number of operating hours has risen 30 percent and is expected to increase fur-ther in the two-digit percentage range in the years to come, the reasons being higher workloads and the addition of new engine models to the company’s portfolio. Plans are to have the logistics center up and running in June 2019.

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Munich, Farnborough, July 20, 2018 – This year’s Farnborough International Airshow proved a major success for MTU Aero Engines. Germany’s leading engine manufacturer secured orders worth around 800 million euros (according to list price), in particular with orders and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for the PW1000G- geared turbofan (GTF) engine family for single-aisle aircraft.

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Vancouver, July 12th -- MTU Maintenance Canada celebrated the redelivery of the first V2500 engine for customer IAE International Aero Engines AG (“IAE”) in Vancouver at the end of June. The engine falls under the contract between IAE and MTU last year that sees MTU Maintenance Canada serving V2500 aftermarket customers. The V2500 is the engine that powers the A320ceo family.

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• One of the most eco-efficient engines worldwide: the PW1100G-JM geared turbofan powering the A320neo
• Conceptual idea for Next European Fighter Engine (NEFE) presented in an interactive exhibit

Munich, July 3, 2018 – MTU Aero Engines is not at a loss for solutions to meet tomorrow’s challenges: At this year’s Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will be showcasing the PW1100G-JM geared turbofan powering the A320neo, one of the world’s most eco-efficient engines. At this key industry event, which will take place from July 16 to July 22, the company will moreover present its idea of what the engine for a next-generation European fighter jet could be like. MTU’s innovations for commercial and military propulsion system technologies will be on display in Hall 4 at booth No. 41460 and in MTU’s chalet (No. A35).

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Zhuhai, July 2nd, 2018 – On 1st July 2018, Jaap Beijer (40) became the General Manager of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines, Ger-many’s leading aero engine manufacturer, and China Southern Air Holding Company Limited, China’s largest airline group. He joins the MTU subsidiary from his role as Senior Vice President Aftermarket IAE AG, following Frank Bodenhage (49), who will be taking on a new role within the MTU Maintenance organization as a Senior Vice President in Hannover, supporting the expansion of MTU’s global footprint.

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Munich, July 2, 2017 - According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a new record 4.1 billion passengers took to the sky onboard scheduled flights last year, which marked an increase of 7.1 percent compared with 2016. This growth poses new challenges for MTU Aero Engines. Germany’s leading engine manufacturer is making every effort to minimize fuel burn, carbon footprint and noise of aero engines, as detailed in the company’s sustainability report for the year 2017, which has just been released. It is for the sixth time now that MTU has prepared this publication on its sustainability performance. 

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