Press Release

MTU Maintenance makes leadership changes in North America

  • Uwe Zachau to become Managing Director and CEO, MTU Maintenance Canada
  • Nezam Moghadassian takes over on-site facility MTU Maintenance Dallas

Vancouver (Canada)/Dallas, TX (United States), March 3rd, 2021 – MTU Maintenance, global leader in customized service solutions for aero engines, makes leadership changes on the North American continent with two new managers. Experienced leader Uwe Zachau assumes the role of Managing Director and CEO of MTU Maintenance Canada on March 1st. Further, industry insider Nezam Moghadassian took over the role of President and General Manager of MTU Maintenance Dallas in December 2020.

Leading MTU Maintenance Canada into the future
“We are delighted that Uwe Zachau will be heading up our facility in Delta, B.C.,” says Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer, MTU Aero Engines. Zachau takes over from Helmut Neuper, who ran the facility over the past four years and left the company of his own accord.  “Thanks to Helmut Neuper for his commitment over the past years. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.” 

“We are confident Uwe’s extensive experience within the MTU family will make him the perfect leader to steer the facility and drive innovation forward in the coming years,” adds Schreyögg. Zachau has over 15 years’ experience in the maintenance, repair and overhaul business. As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of EME Aero, he oversaw the construction and introduction of a green-field facility specialized in MRO for the GTF family of engines. Zachau combines this operational experience with valuable knowledge in the field of industrial engineering and the implementation of new programs and technologies into MTU’s MRO shops.

Based in British Columbia (BC), MTU Maintenance Canada repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and performs engine tests. The company holds licenses for work on the CF6, CFM56 and V2500 engine families. Alongside accessory repairs, the Canadian engines experts also offer their customers so-called Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management services which play an increasing role in MTU's service offerings. Last year, the company signed two significant contracts with the United States Air Force and GE Aviation for F108 and F138 engine services, securing workload for the facility for years to come. 

Increasing on-site presence at MTU Maintenance Dallas
“We are also extremely glad to welcome Nezam Moghadassian as President and  GM of MTU Maintenance Dallas,” states Schreyögg. “With his over 30 years’ experience as mechanic, engineer and technical, sales and operations manager within major US  airlines, we are delighted to gain his excellent practical expertise, in-depth customer understanding and pragmatic leadership skills.” Moghadassian takes over from Peter Costen, who retired from the company at the end of 2020. “We thank Peter for his service and wish him a very happy retirement,” Schreyögg adds.

“The MTU Maintenance group saw significant growth in its on-site services throughout 2020, mirroring airlines need for smaller fixes to keep fleets flying during the crisis and lessors looking for smooth engine transitions and technical support for their fleets,” adds Schreyögg. “This is a service we intend to expand into 2021, as the trend towards cost efficiency among customers increases.”

MTU Maintenance Dallas is an EASA and FAA-approved maintenance organization, specialized in on-site and quick turn repairs for CF34, CF6, CFM56, GE90, V2500, PW2000 and PW4000 engines. The shop has an area of around 41,000 square feet.