Press Archive 2018

MTU Maintenance and Tunisair Technics sign CFM56 engine maintenance contract

Langenhagen, March 20, 2018 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Tunisair Technics have signed a five year maintenance agreement for the airline’s CFM56-5B/-7B engines. The contract covers maintenance, repair and overhaul, on-site services and spare engine leasing  support. 

Tunisair is the Tunisian flag carrier and Tunisair Technics is part of Group Tunisair. The airline operates a fleet of 29 aircraft and routes within the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and Europe, as well as an international route to Canada. Tunisair was founded in 1948 and operates out of Tunis Carthage International Airport.   

MTU Maintenance has been overhauling CFM56 engines for over 18 years. The company performs around 175 shop visits per year on the engine family at its locations in Hannover (Germany), Vancouver (Canada) and Zhuhai (China). In fact, MTU Maintenance is the number one independent services provider for the popular –3/-5B/-7B variants and had a market share of 9% in 2017.


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.

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