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MTU Maintenance Canada becomes F138 engine depot for the United States Air Force
Vancouver, 26, 2020 – MTU Maintenance Canada Ltd, MTU’s stronghold and competence center for military engine maintenance will support the United States Air Force’s (USAF) F138 engines and components with depot maintenance, repair and overhaul. The contract is currently valued at 225 million USD, awarded via the Canadian Commercial Corporation, and runs for ten years to February 2030.
The F138 is the military variant of the CF6-80C2 engine and powers the C-5M Super Galaxy – the largest aircraft in the USAF inventory with four of these engines. The CF6-80C2 program was recently introduced at MTU Maintenance Canada, with the first engine inducted in early 2020 and test cell correlation currently underway. “We are delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious contract right off the bat,” says Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. “This is one of the largest contracts in MTU Maintenance Canada’s history and we look forward to providing USAF with excellent technical support.”
“The CF6-80C2, and its military variant the F138, is a logical introduction into the MTU Maintenance Canada portfolio, as we have already serviced CF6-50 and KC-10 engines in the past,” adds Helmut Neuper, CEO and President, MTU Maintenance Canada. “We had a great track record of 100 percent on time delivery within the KC-10 program, a military derivative of the CF6-50 engine, and are delighted to have become prime contractor in this case.” The first F138 USAF delivery order is expected in April this year.
MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies, the global leader in customized services for aero engines. Based in British Columbia (BC), the company operates a shop where it repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and performs engine tests. MTU's Canadian affiliate holds licenses for work on the CF6, CFM56 and V2500 engine families. Alongside accessory repairs, the company also offers its customers so-called Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management services which play an increasing role in MTU's service offerings. Last year, the company committed to significantly increasing capacity and engine portfolio within North America.
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. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 3 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, 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 fiscal 2019, the company had a workforce of some 11,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of more than 4.6 billion euros.