Press Archive 2018
MTU Maintenance Canada completes first V2500 shop visit
Vancouver, July 12th -- MTU Maintenance Canada celebrated the redelivery of the first V2500 engine for customer IAE International Aero Engines AG (“IAE”) in Vancouver at the end of June. The engine falls under the contract between IAE and MTU last year that sees MTU Maintenance Canada serving V2500 aftermarket customers. The V2500 is the engine that powers the A320ceo family.
“MTU Maintenance performed over one third of all V2500 shop visits worldwide in 2017– making it the number one service provider globally,” says Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. “By introducing the line in Canada, we aim to strengthen our market position and grow as the engine family matures into the early 20s.” Helmut Neuper, President and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada adds: “Seventeen million Canadian dollars have been invested to establish the line in Richmond, British Columbia, by MTU. The MTU Maintenance Canada facility aims to service around 25 V2500 engines this year, ramping up to 40 in 2019.”
MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU Maintenance network of companies, the largest independent provider of commercial engine maintenance services worldwide. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, the company operates a shop in the immediate vicinity of Vancouver's international airport where it repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and performs engine tests. In addition to the V2500 engine, MTU's Canadian affiliate holds all OEM licenses required for the repair and overhaul of GE CF6 series and CFMI CFM56 engines. 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.
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 5 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 2016, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately five billion euros.