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MRO NEWS: MTU Maintenance and BH Air sign exclusive V2500-A5 engine maintenance contract
Hannover, January 26, 2017 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer BH Air have signed an exclusive maintenance contract for the airline’s V2500-A5 engines. The agreement covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and spare leasing support for their 6 V2500-A5 engines.
Founded in 2001, BH Air is part owned by Balkan Holidays Services and primarily serves the Bulgarian tourism market through holiday charters from Denmark, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and the UK. The airline operates a fleet of 3 A320s powered by V2500-A5s.
MTU Maintenance supports all V2500 models and has completed over 4,300 shop visits on this engine family since 1989. In fact, MTU Maintenance had over 290 repair and overhaul visits across the company in 2016 – more than ever before. Although the MRO specialist has over 80 V2500 customers across the globe, BH Air is its first exclusive V2500-A5 customer in Bulgaria.
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 2015, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.4 billion euros.