MTU Maintenance delivers 500th CF34-10E engine to Kenya Airways
Ludwigsfelde, May 12, 2021 – MTU Maintenance, global leader in customized aero engine solutions handed over its of 500th overhauled CF34-10E to valued customer Kenya Airways in a virtual ceremony yesterday. MTU Maintenance has maintained a number of Kenya Airways’ CF34-10E engines since 2016 and CFM56 engines since 2019.
“We are honoured to be MTU’s 500th CF34-10E engine customer,” says Evans Kihara, Technical Director Kenya Airways. “We appreciate their excellent service, high-quality technical expertise and reliable, cost-effective maintenance. We look forward to continued innovation for even better maintenance cost and to building our great partnership in the years to come.” Kenya Airways is the Republic of Kenya’s national flag carrier and was founded in 1977. The airline is the third largest in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya Airways operates a fleet of 13 Embraer190s – the largest CF34 fleet in Africa.
“Despite these unusual times, we are delighted that it was possible to celebrate this success and milestone with Kenya Airways virtually,” says André Sinanian, Managing Director and Senior Vice President, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. “At MTU Maintenance, we take pride in our performance and reliability and are proud our customers return to us time and time again.”
MTU Maintenance has been servicing CF34 engines since 2003 and introduced the -8 and -10E variants in 2008. During this time, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, where CF34 engine services are performed, has completed nearly 1,400 CF34 shop visits. Currently, the facility is supporting customers of CF34-10E and -8C/E engines with customized continued time repairs and life limited part replacement shop visits. MTU has been actively working with customers to create economical workscope options to address specific technical issues, enabling the engines to achieve the next scheduled shop visit. The On Site Service team has maintained on-wing and near-wing support during the crisis to help operators keep fleets mobile at minimum cost. The company also provides spare engine support through its leasing and asset management arm MTU Maintenance Lease Services B.V.