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MRO NEWS: MTU Maintenance Canada expands pneumatic starter testing capabilities
Vancouver, May 16, 2017 – MTU Maintenance Canada has recently installed and implemented a new test cell for high-flow pneumatic starter testing capabilities. The addition of this capability expands the existing engine, accessories, and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) portfolio of MTU Maintenance, the largest independent provider of engine services worldwide, and provides customers with more integrated services, faster turnaround times, better logistics, and cost-efficiency.
The new testing equipment can generate up to 1,500 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of continuous flow and 8,000 SCFM of instantaneous flow – one of the largest air flow capacities for starter testing globally. Consisting of a compressor, mist eliminator, dryer and air receivers, the system produces ISO 8573-1: 2010 [parts 1,2,1] quality air and can be used to test starters from 25 different engine types, including the largest commercial engine worldwide, the GE90. Currently, MTU Maintenance Canada performs testing for CF6-50/-80, V2500 and CFM56-7 starters. The location plans to introduce GE90-110/-115B and CF34-8/-10 starter capabilities in the near future.
MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU MRO network of companies and home to its accessory repair center of excellence. At its location in the immediate vicinity of Vancouver’s international airport, the company repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and provides LRU management services. MTU Maintenance Canada’s in-house repair and test capabilities range from fuel components, such as pumps, fuel controls, and actuators to pneumatic components, such as valves and starters, and include electrical capabilities for harnesses and switches.
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.