Press Release

Pratt and Whitney and MTU Maintenance send strong signal to aftermarket 

Hannover, 10 December, 2020 –International Aero Engines LLC and MTU Maintenance have signed an 11-year PW1100G-JM aftermarket agreement, committing themselves to further investment in the engine’s aftermarket network. The contract covers a signif-icant quantity of shop visits per year, in addition to the existing and substantial com-mitments to the program. This is a clear and strong signal to the industry that, despite the current unprecedented crisis it is facing, both companies still believe in the mid and long-term success of the PW1100G-JM engine program – part of the GTF family and flying on the A320neo.

“As the industry continues to emerge from the pandemic, we continue to see the long runway of growth for the GTF engine program,” said Tom Pelland, president of IAE LLC. “We want to ensure that we match that growth with a global presence and strong af-termarket capabilities that support GTF customers now, and in the future.  This is why we, together with MTU, are committing and investing in the aftermarket network and we are excited about continuing to grow our collaboration.” Its GTF family of engines helps drive more efficient, sustainable air travel, enabling airlines to open new routes and fly more people farther, with less fuel – and much lower noise. 

Michael Schreyögg, MTU’s Chief Program officer concurs: “The mid and long-term pro-spects of the aviation industry remain solid. We will believe in the recovery of the avia-tion industry, and as such are investing in its future today.” For its part, MTU Mainte-nance, third largest MRO provider worldwide, will be further investing in the program throughout its global network. This is in addition to the Geared Turbofan™ engine family specialized facility, EME Aero, a joint venture with Lufthansa Technik, that has been online since the end of 2019. 

MTU Maintenance has completed over 20,000 shop visits in 40 years and currently has 30 engine models in its portfolio – including the PW1100G-JM. It performs over 1,000 shop visits per year at its worldwide locations. PW1100G-JM shop visits are currently performed at MTU Maintenance Hannover in Germany and EME Aero in Poland. 


Victoria Nicholls
Senior Manager Communication and Newsroom
Phone: +49 (0)89 1489 2698
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Phone: +49 (0)89 1489 2698
Cell: +49 (0)171 375 5447

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 pro-cesses and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the devel-opment, 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 commer-cial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 5 service providers for commercial aircraft en-gines 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 2018, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.6 billion euros.