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Kenya Airways awards MTU Maintenance a CF34-10E6 engine maintenance contract
Ludwigsfelde, October 18, 2016 – MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and their new customer Kenya Airways have concluded negotiations on the contract for the maintenance of the CF34-10E engines used on the airline’s Embraer 190 aircraft. MTU Maintenance has been chosen by Kenya Airways as one of its two contractors for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CF34-10E6 engines for a period of five years.
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 15 Embraer190s – the largest CF34 fleet in Africa. It uses these aircraft to serve national and cross-border routes.
MTU Maintenance has been maintaining engines from the CF34 family since 2003. In total, MTU Maintenance has carried out nearly 900 shop visits for this family (CF34-1/-3, -8C/E, -10E). Services are performed at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2015, MTU Maintenance had a 15% market share, making it the largest independent provider of CF34 services worldwide. It also is the number one provider for the African CF34 market, serving the top four airlines operating these engines in the region.
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. In the commercial maintenance sector, the company ranks among the top five service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the umbrella of MTU Maintenance. In the military field, 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 the fiscal year 2015, the company had a workforce of some 9,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.4 billion euros.