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MTU Maintenance signs CFM56 engine MRO contract with Jazeera Airways
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.
Established in April 2004, Jazeera Airways is the first non-government owned airline in the Middle East, and the largest private airline operating out of Kuwait. Each year, Jazeera Airways serves over 2.2 million passengers, flying to 26 destinations across the Middle East, India and Europe.
MTU Maintenance is the number one independent service provider for the CFM56-3/-5B/-7B variants and is seeing strong and increasing demand for its -5B services: six new -5B customers have signed in the past twelve months alone. The global leader in customized solutions has close to 40 years of engine MRO experience on over 30 engine models – including the GE90 - and performs around 1,000 shop visits per year at its locations in Hannover (Germany), Berlin (Germany), Zhuhai (China) and Vancouver (Canada). The facility in Zhuhai is specialized in CFM56-5B engines.
About MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer, with core competencies in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames, manufacturing processes and repair techniques. MTU plays a key role in the new engine market through its partnership in many international development, manufacturing and sales programs, to which it contributes its high-tech components. One third of the global fleet of passenger airliners relies on components supplied by MTU. MTU is one of the world’s top 5 providers of maintenance services for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. These activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military sector, MTU Aero Engines is the lead industrial partner for almost every type of engine flown by the German armed forces. MTU operates affiliates around the globe; its corporate headquarters are based in Munich, Germany.