MTU Maintenance Canada introduces V2500-A5 MRO capabilities
• Expanding MTU Maintenance’s global footprint for the V2500-A5
• Strengthening its number one position in the V2500 market
Vancouver, December 4, 2017 – MTU Maintenance Canada has introduced V2500-A5 maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities and is fully certified by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority. The introduction of the engine line that serves the world’s A320 fleet is the result of an agreement between Pratt & Whitney, IAE and MTU Aero Engines. It enables MTU Maintenance Canada to serve the IAE aftermarket network for the life of the V2500 program. The first engine is already at the facility for overhaul.
“We are delighted that MTU Maintenance Canada is now part of the IAE maintenance network,” said Joe Sylvestro, vice president, Aftermarket Operations, Pratt & Whitney. “The V2500 engine’s success is a testament to the reliable performance and value it has delivered to its customers for almost three decades. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with MTU Maintenance, building on our existing relationships with MTU facilities in Germany and China.”
MTU Maintenance currently provides MRO services to 35% of the world’s V2500 fleet in Hannover, Germany, and Zhuhai, China – making it the number one service provider worldwide. “By adding capabilities in Vancouver, we are expanding MTU Maintenance’s V2500 network into North America and strengthening its leading position globally,” said Helmut Neuper, President and CEO, MTU Maintenance Canada. “We look forward to serving customers with the highest quality they have come to expect from MTU Maintenance. The first engines have already been inducted and we are ready to ramp up in the near future.”
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. Prior to the addition of the V2500 engine model, MTU's Canadian affiliate holds all OEM licenses required for the repair and overhaul of GE CF6 series and CFMI CFM56-3 engines. Apart from accessory repairs in its own shop, 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 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.7 billion euros.